Green Bay Press-Gazette
Arthur, M. Gulbrandsen, 88, Oconto Falls, formally of Pewaukee, WI,
eternal rest on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
He was beloved husband to Lillian (Girly Heinz) for 62 years.
Art has passed on to join his wonderful son, Robert (Bob) Arthur
He is survived by his daughter, Karen (David) Krause and grandsons
Thomas and Daniel of Hartland, WI; daughter-in-law, Barbara (O'Neill)
Gulbrandsen of New London, WI and grandsons, Eric (Tara) Gulbrandsen of
Omro, WI, Jeffery (Becky) Gulbrandsen and their children, and Ryan
Gulbrandsen of New London, WI; great grandchildren, Tristin, Kayla and
brother, Robert (Rose) Gulbrandsen of Leesburg, FL; brother-in-law, Art
(Ruth) Heinz of Green Bay.
Art is also preceded in death by his parents, Arthur & Olga
Gulbrandsen; sister, Joyce (Ron) Phannes; and in-laws, Adolf &
He was born on May 31, 1924 in Chicago, IL. At the age of 19 Art was
inducted into the US Army serving in WWII, stationed in Louisiana as a
guarding German prisoners of war and then a tank driver in the
Art was proud of his service to our country. He was a life-long member
the American Legion and was past commander of the American Legion Post
in Pewaukee, from 1974-1975.
On July 14, 1951, Art married Lill, at St. John's Riverside Lutheran
in Gillett, WI.
If anyone knew paint, it was Art. He worked as a salesman for the Lowe
Brothers, Pittsburg, Devoe, Esser, Mautz, Hoffer and Coronado paints,
moved his family to a few different towns. In 1960 he lived 4 blocks
from Lambeau field, a Packer lover's dream. Lombardi was the king and
was a season ticket holder. The next move was to Pewaukee Lake where
hobbies were golf, fishing, having a beer and telling tall stories
minnow and the musky. Art loved to play Santa for the neighborhood
and could not resist getting dressed up as a woman for Halloween. At
260 lbs in a dress, he was quite a sight to behold.
Friends may call from 9:00am until 11:00am on Tuesday, January 15,
St. John's Riverside Lutheran Church, 5686 State Highway 32 S, Gillett,
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, at the church
Rev. Richard R. Buhrke officiating. Burial will follow with military
at St. John's Riverside cemetery. To leave a message for the family,
Thank you to Sharpe Care Nursing Home in Oconto Falls, for being Art's
and extended family for the past 6 years.
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