.  Arthur, M. Gulbrandsen. 

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. January 11, 2013
 Green Bay Press-Gazette 


Arthur, M. Gulbrandsen, 88, Oconto Falls, formally of Pewaukee, WI, found
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 Gulbrandsen
in heaven.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen (David) Krause and grandsons James,
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 (Cortney)
Gulbrandsen of New London, WI; great grandchildren, Tristin, Kayla and Mason
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 (Cedarholm)
Gulbrandsen; sister, Joyce (Ron) Phannes; and in-laws, Adolf & Lena
(Schultz) Heinz.

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 MP
guarding German prisoners of war and then a tank driver in the Philippines.
Art was proud of his service to our country. He was a life-long member of
the American Legion and was past commander of the American Legion Post 71,
in Pewaukee, from 1974-1975.

On July 14, 1951, Art married Lill, at St. John's Riverside Lutheran Church
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, which
moved his family to a few different towns. In 1960 he lived 4 blocks away
from Lambeau field, a Packer lover's dream. Lombardi was the king and Art
was a season ticket holder. The next move was to Pewaukee Lake where his
hobbies were golf, fishing, having a beer and telling tall stories about the
minnow and the musky. Art loved to play Santa for the neighborhood families
and could not resist getting dressed up as a woman for Halloween. At 6'2 and
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, 2013, at
St. John's Riverside Lutheran Church, 5686 State Highway 32 S, Gillett, WI.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, at the church with
Rev. Richard R. Buhrke officiating. Burial will follow with military honors
at St. John's Riverside cemetery. To leave a message for the family, please
visit www.NewcomerGreenBay.com

Thank you to Sharpe Care Nursing Home in Oconto Falls, for being Art's home
and extended family for the past 6 years.

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