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Phyllis E. Gabrielson April 21, 1931 - April 12, 2009

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LITCHFIELD -- Phyllis Elaine Gabrielson, 77, of Litchfield, died Sunday at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Litchfield.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born April 21, 1931, in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, to Laurence and Frieda (Wallmow) Martens. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1949.

She married Kenneth Gabrielson on Oct. 15, 1949, in Ellsworth Township. They moved to Litchfield. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield where she was active in vespers guild and the choir. She worked for Augustana Homes at Bethany Home for 24 years. She retired in the early 1990s and then volunteered at the Meeker Memorial Hospital Gift Shop.

She is survived by her husband; children: Ron (and Faye) Gabrielson of Lake City, Karen (and Lee) Marwede of Minnetonka, Dan (and Kari) Gabrielson of Maple Grove, Jane (and Mark) Peterson of Bird Island and Sandy (and Scott) Stockland of Willmar; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one brother: LeRoy (and Dorothy) Martens of Pelican Rapids.

She was preceded in death by one sister and an infant grandson.

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