Lucille Gabrielson, of Ogilvie, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She was 91 years old.
A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Siloa Lutheran Church in rural Braham with Rev. Jim Ekbom officiating.
VISITATION will be from 5-7 pm on Monday, April 4, 2o11 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Chapel and 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
INTERMENT will be in the Siloa Lutheran Cemetery of Braham.
Lucille Angeline Gabrielson passed away, Thursday, March 31, at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora, MN. She was 91 years, 11 months, and 15 days.
She was born April 16, 1919 in Maple Ridge Township, Isanti County, Minnesota to Fred and Viola (Johnson) Norman. She was baptized and confirmed at the Siloa Lutheran Church, in Isanti county. She graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1938 at the top of her class. She was married to Arthur Gabrielson on February 14, 1939. They had 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. In 1944 they moved to the Warman, MN area and lived there until 1952. They then moved and farmed near Baudette, MN. It was at this time, in the mid 50’s that she accepted Christ as her Savior and she and her whole family began attending the Evangelical Free Church at Border, MN. Then in 1961 they purchased a farm near Dalbo, MN where they lived and farmed until 1977. It was during this time that Lucille was employed at Grandview in Cambridge, MN for about ten years. During their retirement years they lived near Woodland, MN for a few years and then near Lewis Lake and spent many of their winters in Texas.
Some of Lucille’s interests included gardening, flowers and fishing with the family. She especially loved getting together with family and friends. Lucille will be remembered by her children for her years of hard work on the farm and her loving and gentle ways in the home. She successfully raised her large family with limited resources and few modern conveniences. During the time she worked at Grandview Christian Home she was known for doing her job well and for her friendly manner toward everyone, co-workers and residents alike. In recent months, as her health failed, she became a favorite of those who cared for her because of her sweet spirit and ready smile.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; two brothers, Harold and Raymond; three sisters, Lorraine, Marjorie and Marlys; and one son, Marvin (Charlene); and one granddaughter, Kimberly (Bill) Hilliard.
She is survived by seven children; Kenneth (Pat) of Mora, JoAnn (Larry) Exline of Springfield, MO, Marlene (Robert) Fread of Pleasanton, NE, Raymond (Esther) of Isanti, MN, Gerri (Allen) Riesgraf of Plymouth, MN, Harland of Ogilvie, MN, Jeanette (Randy) Rysdam of Clear Lake, MN; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice Nygaard of Minneapolis; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.