ARTHUR GABRIELSON

A. Gabrielson webArthur Gabrielson, of Ogilvie, died on January 6, 2011 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He was 93 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, Jan. 10th at Siloa Lutheran Church in rural Braham.

VISITATION will be from 4:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, Jan. 9th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Arthur Gustav Gabrielson, of Ogilvie, Minnesota, passed away January 6, 2011 at the Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He was 93 years old.

Arthur was born June 4, 1917 at home, near Platte, SD to Amos and Hildur Gabrielson. He grew up on the family farm, the third of five siblings. He attended country school through eighth grade. As a teenager he came to Minnesota to find work. While working on farms in the Ogilvie area, he met Lucille Norman and they were married on February 14, 1939. To this union were born eight children. Arthur and Lucille lived in Mora and Ogilvie areas for a number of years. They also lived near Baudette, MN from 1952 to 1961. He owned and operated a farm near Dalbo, MN from 1961 until his retirement in 1977. During his lifetime he did farming, trucking, and machining. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and photography. He played the guitar, harmonica, accordion and various other instruments. He also sang and wrote a number of his own songs. In their retirement years, he and Lucille spent many of their winters in Texas. He was a devoted husband and father. He was a hard worker and was skilled in many things. His Christian faith was very important to him ever since he had a life-changing conversion in the 1950’s. Much of their married life, Arthur and Lucille attended the Evangelical Free Church. His favorite Bible verse was John 3:16.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters Alice, Gunhild and Jennie; and one son Marvin (Charlene), and one granddaughter Kimberly (Bill) Hilliard.

He is survived by his wife Lucille, seven children, Kenneth (Pat) of Mora, JoAnn (Larry) Exline of Springfield MO, Marlene (Robert) Fread of Pleasanton, NE, Raymond (Esther) of Isanti, Gerri (Allen) Riesgraf of Plymouth, MN, Harland of Ogilvie, Jeanette (Randy) Rysdam of Clear Lake, MN; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one sister Gudron Wilder of Mankato, MN; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

4 guestbook entries for ARTHUR GABRIELSON

  1. Dale and Sheila Swanson January 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    We want to offer our sympathy to everyone ,I know we have not got to talk to any of you in years everyone is always in my thoughts. I love you Grandpa and am sorry I have not got to see you for so long but I have missed you and will see you in heaven REST IN PEACE GRANDPA ,I LOVE YOU,Dale

  2. Jeanette and Randy Rysdam January 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Dad will be missed by so many of us. He was defined by a unique standard of life that was filled with a conviction and strong faith in the LORD. He told Gerri and I the last time that we saw him in the hospital that we could tell Mom that he will see her the next time in Heaven. I want to share my thoughts of the scripture, Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Dad, we will need to go our way for awhile in the Lord, with goodness and mercy on this earth until we can gather together with you to dwell with our Shepard. I anticipate looking out on that day to seeing you again. Love you Dad–Jeanette
    A special note to Dale and Sheila–Dale I have fond memories of our childhood visits together. It is great to hear your kind words as all of our families come together during this time to comfort one another.

  3. JaCinda Kettering January 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I am so sorry I was not able to come today or able to get mom to come. I know she wants to be with her family so bad. I remember so many things about being at Grandpa’s , like getting a long drink of cool water from the latle, watching him milk the cows, being pushed around in the blue wagon. I am glad to have those memories and also hope one day to see you all again.
    JaCinda

  4. Melinda Swanson and her son Ricky Pfister January 12, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Everyone has been in my prayers. I sent a card to Uncle Ken’s house for everyone. I am sorry I couldn’t be there to give my sympathies in person. As for you Grandpa, I will see you again when it is my time to join you in Heaven. I remember the last time I saw you like it happened yesterday. Unfortunely, it was many years ago. The things I remember most is listening to the beautiful music you made with your instrustments and voice. Oh how I loved to hear you sing and play your instustments, especially the accordion. I remember trying to play when I was a child. Although I never could play like you. :) I also remember listening to your hunting stories. My son, Ricky, has a stuff animal moose head that was passed down to him. Grandpa, you gave it to my little brother, Chad once when we were up there visiting. My son has it hanging on his bedroom wall. He just turned 12 on New Year’s Day. He never got to meet you, but I have told him about you and Grandma and the rest of the family. I hope we will get to come to one of the family reunions in the future. Grandpa, I love you and will miss you dearly. Your Granddaughter and Great Grandson, Melinda and Ricky

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