Borghild M. Gabrielson, 94, of Sartell

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Borghild M. Gabrielson


Feb. 6, 1923 – Dec. 13, 2017

Borghild “Borgie” Mathilde Gabrielson, 94, of Sartell, formerly of Litchfield, Minn., died Dec. 13 at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell.

Her funeral was held Dec. 19 at the Country Manor Chapel, Sartell. The Revs. Adam Sohre and John Gabrielson officiated. Burial was at Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Gabrielson was born to the Rev. Arthur and Oline (Korsmo) Rholl on Feb. 6, 1923 in Halle, Germany. She graduated from Radcliffe (Iowa) High School in 1940, then attended Lutheran Bible Institute, Augsburg College, University of Minnesota and Fairview Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1947. She worked as a public health nurse until her marriage to Harland “Red” Gabrielson on Oct. 22, 1949, after which she devoted her life to Christian, family and public service. Her credo was God created each of us for a purpose, and we are to pray to know our purpose and to carry it out willingly and lovingly.

Survivors include her children: David (Vicki) Gabrielson of Baldwin, Mich.; Stephen (Patricia) Gabrielson of Sartell; Ann Gabrielson of London, England; grandchildren: John (Sara) Gabrielson and James Gabrielson, all of Sartell; Marie (Ben) Raley of Minnetonka; Robert (Laurel) Gabrielson of Maple Grove; and Megan Rapp of St. Louis Park; great-grandchildren: Arlo and Johanna Gabrielson and Erik and Jane Raley; and sister, Connie Wagoner of Seattle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harland; son Charles; and her siblings, Arthur Rholl, Arnold Rholl and Gordon Rholl.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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