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Marv Gulbranson

Glenyce and Marvin Gulbranson, ages 71 & 70, of Spicer, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, February 17, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Spicer.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer. Visitation will also continue for one hour prior to the service at the A/G Church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hope Presbyterian Church are preferred.

Glenyce Renae Gulbranson was born on September 9, 1944 in Willmar, Minnesota to Glenwood and Mercedes (Wadsworth) Masters. She grew up in Spicer. Marvin Lee Gulbranson was born on May 18, 1945 in Sacred Heart, Minnesota to LeRoy and Hazel (Smith) Gulbranson. This is where he resided until moving to Spicer in 1957.

Glenyce and Marvin met in 1960 at the Spicer Roller Rink and married on May 31, 1962. From this union, three children were born. They made their home in Lake Lillian, Minnesota where Marvin was a dairy herdsman. Around 1964 they moved to Spicer, where they have resided for almost 52 years. In their early years, Marvin was employed as a carpenter and construction foreman at Johnson Brothers Construction Company. Glenyce was a mother, homemaker and the owner of G.G. Draperies and Interiors. In the most recent years, Marvin has been employed as a Sales Associate for Otting House Movers and Glenyce has owned and operated StoneArt 4 Life.

They have been active members of Hope Presbyterian Church for their entire marriage. They were both Deacons, and Marvin was a ruling Elder. Both were a part of countless Bible studies and Glenyce has also served as the church librarian. They have been passionate about the Hope Youth, and were the visionaries and founding builders of the River of Hope Youth/Community Center in 2007.

Glenyce was an avid reader and creative artist. She also enjoyed sewing and baking with her grandchildren, swimming, attending sporting events and above all, spending special time with her family and friends. Glenyce also has a passion for natural health remedies, essential oils and Native American art. She will best be remembered for her humble, quiet, friendly, understanding spirit; her patience and creativity; being a loyal friend, great listener, strong, independent woman; and loving her husband and family well.

Marvin was a member of the Carpenter's Union. His hobbies included building projects, hunting, fishing, attending sporting events and most of all, spending precious time with his family and friends. He will best be remembered for his happy, friendly, outgoing personality; eternally optimistic attitude; his willingness to go the extra mile; helping people get a great deal on a home; and loving his wife and family well.

Together they will be remembered for their devoted love for one another, as in death they departed as one; always being there and making everyone feel welcome; for their undying faith and love for Jesus, obediently following the call as adults and publicly demonstrating their commitment to the LORD while being baptized in Green Lake; compassionate heart for people; selfless, committed service; being great parents, grandparents, great-grandparents; playing lots of cards and Parcheesi; as well as the simple things like taking care of the birds, deer, cats and turkeys.

They are survived by their loving children: Glen (Denise) Gulbranson of Prinsburg, Minnesota; Shannon Gulbranson of New York, New York; Angela (Gayle) Chamberlin of Alexandria, Minnesota; their seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Josh (Abby) Gulbranson (Leighton and Mara); Sarah (Derek) Slagter (Brielle, Judson, and Willa); Moriah (Jason) Brower (Leeland and Berkley); Anni Caylor; Tristen Chamberlin; Titus Chamberlin; and Torii John Chamberlin. Glenyce's siblings: Jack (Joann) Masters of Granite Falls; Daryl (Marlys) Masters of New London; Darlene (Wayne) Thompson of Willmar. Marvin's siblings: Floyd (Joyce) Gulbranson of Belgrade; Deloris (Milo) Ruhl of Backus, Minnesota; Doris (Jim) Howard of New London; and multiple extended family members of both.

Glenyce is preceded in death by her parents; nephew Kevin Masters; as well as extended family members. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents; sister Lois (Clifford) Young; toddler brother, Melvin Gulbranson; as well as extended family members.

Marvin and Glenyce would be happy to announce that together they have found the "Ultimate Deal"... their glorious eternity in Heaven.

Cemetery Details

Oak Hill Cemetery

New London, MN, 56273


FEB 24. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Hope Presbyterian Church

7730 North Shore Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288


Prayer Service

FEB 24. 07:30 PM

Hope Presbyterian Church

7730 North Shore Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288



FEB 25. 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201



FEB 25. 10:30 AM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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To the family of Marv & Glenyce: I don't believe we know any of you, or that you know us, but we had the pleasure of meeting Marv & Glenyce. We are new owners at the Sears Hometown Store in Litchfield and had the opportunity to get to know them there. It was always a joy to see them come through the door and our hearts were saddened when we heard this awful news. We are praying for you, their family, that you are able to find comfort in knowing that they are now in the arms of Jesus and happier than they have ever been. I hope that you will find some comfort in knowing that they touched the lives of people that you don't even know. Praying that you will be blessed with a peace that only Christ can give. Brian & Kaloni Park

Kaloni Park - February 20, 2016 at 01:25 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

A prayer for the family,Hold their hands dear Lord,Walk them through the loneliness and the valley of their sorrow.Hold on to them when they are afraidto think about tomorrow.Let them lean on you Lord,when they are too weary to go on.Hold their hands Lord,through the nightuntil they see the light of dawn.Lord wrap your loving arms around each one of them,bring them peace and comfort during this difficult time.My deepest heartfelt condolences.Prayers and love,Deb (Madsen) Nelson

Deb (Madsen) Nelson - February 20, 2016 at 02:51 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about your parents. Glen, Shannon and Angie, I am praying for all of you to find peace and comfort in knowing that they are in Gods hands.Thoughts and prayers,Lyle Nelson

Lyle Nelson - February 20, 2016 at 03:00 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

As Dr Shannon is on this journey with me of my heart transformation, I wanted to share this scripture verse. Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.I messaged your mom in January thanking her for Shannon. I do not think she ever saw it, but she knows how I feel now and is smiling I am sure. I am lifting you all in my prayers.Mary Schumacher, Perham, MN

mary schumacher - February 20, 2016 at 06:28 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincerest, heartfelt sympathies to the Gulbranson family in this tragic loss of Marv and Glenyce. May warm and wonderful memories of them help you all through this very difficult time....Terri Erickson

Terri Erickson - February 21, 2016 at 01:18 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Blue & White Sympathy Floor Basket was purchased for the family of Marv & Glenyce Gulbranson.

February 21, 2016 at 02:56 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Otting Family purchased the Multicolor Bright Sympathy Floor Basket for the family of Marv & Glenyce Gulbranson.

The Otting Family - February 22, 2016 at 08:19 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sympathy to your family. I cannot imagine the pain when you lose both parents at the same time. Will be thinking of all of you in the days ahead.

Karen Nieuwbeerta - February 22, 2016 at 06:43 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Alexandria Wrestling Club purchased the Plants-A-Plenty for the family of Marv & Glenyce Gulbranson.

The Alexandria Wrestling Club - February 22, 2016 at 08:01 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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