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Olga E. Gulbranson May 28, 1912 - March 11, 2009

MONTEVIDEO -- Olga Emilia Gulbranson, 96, of Menahga, formerly of Montevideo, died March 11 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo.

Local arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home of Montevideo.

She was born May 28, 1912, in Divide County, N.D., to Rasmus and Matilde (Pederson) Aalund. She attended Blooming Prairie Township country school in Divide and Oak Grove Academy in Fargo, N.D. She graduated in 1931 from Ambrose, N.D., High School. She attended Minot State Normal School and started teaching in Blooming Prairie Schools where she taught all eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse.

She married Harry Gulbranson in 1938. They lived in Minot, N.D. She worked as a bookkeeper for Western Auto Parts in Minot. From the 1940s until 1952 she managed Hillside Grocery Store with her sister. She also worked for the Ward County Highway Department as a bookkeeper for 22 years. After she retired, she moved to Montevideo.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Minot, N.D. and Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo.

She is survived by her daughter: Sandra (and George) Thelen of Park Rapids; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters; and her special friend: Ray Lenarz.