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Maynard Gulbranson, 73

Maynard Lloyd Gulbranson was born on July 28, 1941, the son of Vera (Willander) and Milo Gulbranson in Starbuck, Minn. The family moved to Garfield, Minn. when Maynard was a young boy. He attended Central High School and graduated in 1958. After graduation he attended Moorhead State College in the Accounting program from September 1958 through December 1959. He transferred to Alexandria Technical College for Customized Training in Welding and Practical Energy Management.
Maynard served his country in the United States Navy from 1960-1967 and was in the 34th Infantry Division with the National Guard–Red Bulls. On June 4, 1963, Maynard was united in marriage to Ruth Navratil and to this union they were blessed with four children. He was employed by 3M for 32 years before retiring.  On December 17, 2011 Maynard married Charlotte Haberer.
Maynard was a member of the VFW and American Legion, VVA, Patriot Guard, Harley Owners Group. He also enjoyed muzzle loading and hunting.  
Maynard died on Sunday, December 7, 2014.  He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Lohmeyer); mother, Vera Hjelm of Great Falls, Mont.; children: Brent of Rapid City, S.D., Steve of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Debbie of Pillager, Minn., Chad (Sherry) of Osakis, Minn.; grandchildren: Briana, Kayla, Jordan, Connor, Aidan Gulbranson; step children: Robert, James (Shari), David (Lori), Eric Haberer and Karlene (Mark) Doll; step grandchildren: Hayley (Travis) Epema, Josh, Anika, Courtney, and Marquell Haberer, Hunter, Kaylana, and Kimberly Doll.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Henning. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home. www.andersonfuneral.net.

Helen Bernu, 97

Funeral services are pending for Helen Nurmi Bernu, age 97 of New York Mills.
Helen passed away peacefully at the Elders’ Home in New York Mills on December 12, 2014.
Arrangements are with the Karvonen Funeral Home of New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for Helen’s family.

Maggie Austin, 71

Memorial services will be held for Maggie Austin, age 71 of New York Mills, on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills.
Visitation will be from be on Friday from 2-4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills.
Arrangements are with the Karvonen Funeral Home of New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for Maggie’s family.