Alvin Gilborn, of Braham , died on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Rush City. He was 91 years old.
A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be at Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 11 AM with Rev. Rich Chronis presiding.
Alvin Gilborn of Braham Minnesota passed away July 20, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Rush City. He was 91 years old.
Alvin was born on May 9, 1919 in Wildrose, North Dakota to Lars and Mary Gilborn. He grew up with his two sisters, Sylvia and Lorene, on the family prairie farm until the death of their mother when Alvin was 12. The children then lived with various relatives in the Wildrose area. Alvin worked as a farm hand on several farms in northwestern North Dakota until he moved to the Twin Cities in the early 1940′s where he worked as a meat cutter. At this time, he was also a member of the Minnesota State Guard.
He married Florella Dunham on December 11, 1943. They had one son Gregory. They lived in the Minneapolis area until 1962 when they moved to Grantsburg, WI. In 1968, they moved to Pine City, MM and in 1970, they moved to a farm west of Braham, MN which he considered his home until his death.
Alvin enjoyed the outdoors especially farming, fishing and all kinds of wildlife. He also liked cooking, carpentry and his pets. He loved to tell stories about growing up in North Dakota and his fishing trips with Uncle Art. He also valued the close friendships he developed at Park Manor where he lived for 10 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Florella, his sister Sylvia, and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his son, Greg (Carol), Ham Lake, MN, his sister Lorene Sowitch (Mutts), Williston North Dakota, brother-in-law Loren Dunham (DeeAnne Helfritz), Farimont, MN, sister-in-laws: Arlene Sandberg, Madelia, MN, Vera Dunham, Burnsville, MN and Margaret Dunham, Vancouver, WA. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
A Graveside service and interment was held on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Rice Lake Cemetery of Braham with Rev. Rich Chronis presiding. Arrangements were with the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com