Arlene Gulbrandson, age 90 of Herman, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

Public visitation for Arlene Gulbrandson will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.

Public memorial service for Arlene Amanda Gulbrandson will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church in rural Donnelly, MN.

Burial will be in Kongsvinger Cemetery, rural Donnelly, following the memorial.

There will be a live stream of Arlene’s memorial service starting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020.  To view the service on the Pedersen Funeral Home website, scroll to the bottom of Arlene’s page and click the link.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, Pedersen Funeral Home is now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.

Arlene Amanda Gulbrandson, daughter of Amanda (Kunze) and Emil Haack, was born on September 25, 1930, in Roseville Township. She attended Hoffman High School and graduated on June 2, 1949. She was baptized on October 10, 1942 and was confirmed on September 9, 1951. After high school, Arlene met Wilbur G. Gulbrandson in the neighborhood and they were united in marriage on October 28, 1950. They were happily married for the next 58 years and lived on the family farm in Herman. Out of this marriage they had three surviving children: Gary, Jeff, and Jeanne. Throughout her life, Arlene was a busy housewife raising kids, helping with the farm, and cooking for many. She was also a member of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. Wilbur passed away on May 13, 2009. Arlene continued to live on the farm until 2017 when she moved to West Central Christian Homes and after, the Barrett Assisted Living. She was there until recently and spent her final days at Westwind Village.

Her hobbies included playing cards, mostly Whist, embroidery, playing Word Search, cooking, and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. She was known to have the gift of hospitality and will be a dearly missed mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

Survived by her children: Gary (Bonnie) Gulbrandson of Donnelly, MN,
Jeff (Cindy) Gulbrandson of Hoffman, MN, Jeanne (Steve) Halbe of
Morris, MN; eight grandchildren: Brent (Kim) Gulbrandson of Elbow Lake, MN, Amy (Ryan) Murray of Lakeville, MN, Christopher Gulbrandson of Herman, MN, Elizabeth (Josh) Kieffer of Morris, MN, Sarah (Gavin) Larson of Norcross, MN,  Jessica (Chris) Davis of St. Cloud, MN,  Angela (Jeff) Boer of West Fargo, ND, and Brad (Machon) of Cyrus, MN; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother: David (Marily) Haack of Hoffman, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Wilbur G. Gulbrandson; daughter: Peggy Jo; parents; Amanda (Kunze) and Emil Haack; and many brothers, sisters, and in-laws.

Arrangements are with Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.


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