Arthur 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.