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Gerald Brandjord

Gerald "Bud" V. Brandjord, age 89, of Willmar, died peacefully Friday evening, November 13, at Rice Care Center surrounded by his loving family.
Services will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, November 18, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. The interment will be in the Palmyra Lutheran Cemetery southeast of Bird Island. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Tuesday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Gerald Virgil Brandjord was born on August 23, 1926 on the family farm near Franklin, Minnesota, the son of Oliver and Clara (Larson) Brandjord. He grew up in that area, was baptized and confirmed at the Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Fairfax, Minnesota. Gerald's grandfather helped establish this church. He attended country school, District 69, north of Franklin. On February 15, 1949, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bird Island, he was married to Shirley Grace Dooner and they made their home on the Brandjord family farm until March of 1952. They moved to a farm seven miles south of Olivia and farmed there until they purchased a farm in 1968 near Spicer. Bud farmed there until his retirement in 1988, but he continued to raise, train and sell Arabian Horses and also had Bud's Auto Sales on the farm. Bud enjoyed life and loved his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, ice fishing, horse trail riding, hunting, dancing, playing cards and going on the Camp Courage Trail Rides. Bud was a past member and president of the Atwater Saddle Club, the Amigo Saddle Club in Renville and was an active member at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer, serving as usher and on the church council.
Bud is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Brandjord of Willmar and two daughters, Charlotte (and Dave) Shimek of Spicer, Jolene (and Steve) Wold of Willmar. Also surviving are five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one brother, Roger (and Shirley) Brandjord of Apache Junction, Az.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Robert in infancy and one sister, Carol Froehlich.
BLESSED BE HIS MEMORY


Cemetery Details

Palmyra Lutheran Cemetery

rural Bird Island, MN,

Visitation

NOV 17. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Visitation

NOV 18. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

http://www.faithspicer.org

Service

NOV 18. 11:00 AM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

http://www.faithspicer.org


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Children of Wencel and Lois purchased the European Sympathy Dish Garden for the family of Gerald "Bud" V. Brandjord.

Children of Wencel and Lois - November 15, 2015 at 07:46 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family at the passing of Bud. I will always remember the kindness and hospitality that was given us when I was a little tyke visiting the farm. I couldn't wait to ride the horses or jump on the ford tractor with Bud. Always a nice meal on the table when we visited. Later in life, enjoyed the same hospitality when Susan, Jessica, Kelly and I visited. The kids still remember the horses. I can still hear the loud laughter in my mind at the competitive horseshoe tournaments that took place at the cabin during our Dooner reunions up north. Bud leading the way with his voice echoing across the lake. He will be missed. Mark Eisenbacher and family.

mark eisenbacher - November 23, 2015 at 10:11 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM