Darold “Buddy” Gullickson

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Darold “Buddy” Gullickson

Darold “Buddy” Gullickson age 88 of Walnut Grove passed away Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Springfield Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.

Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  Interment is in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Darold “Buddy” Gullickson was born October 17, 1922 in Ann Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota to Henry and Alma (Larson) Gullickson.  He was baptized May 19, 1923 at his parents’ home, and confirmed November 21, 1937 at English Lutheran Church.  Buddy attended school in Walnut Grove.  He enlisted in the US Navy September 18, 1942 and saw active duty serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.  Buddy was honorably discharged on November 14, 1945.  On May 12, 1948 he was united in marriage to Donna Bisgaard in Tracy, Minnesota.  Buddy farmed and worked for the city of Walnut Grove.  He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and later English Lutheran Church, and the Redwood Falls American Legion.  Buddy enjoyed a nice looking lawn and liked gardening.  He enjoyed mowing lawns for area elderly women in return for coffee and cookies.  Buddy also liked spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

Buddy is survived by his children: Chris Gullickson of Garvin, Clayton (Cheryl) Gullickson of Garvin, LeeAnn “Cookie” (Scott) Parker of Revere, Darla Gullickson of Winthrop, and Lesa Olson of Bullhead City, AZ; grandchildren: Shane Parker, Justin Parker, Abby Albertson, Corey Albertson, Ryan Gullickson, Cody Gullickson, Mandy Zimmerli, Miranda Adams, and Joey Zimmerli; great grandchildren: Austin, Riley, Millie, Brody, Lane and Amelia; and sister Norma Jean Slotsve of Lakeville.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, son-in-law Dwayne Olson, and siblings Richard, Leonard, Emerald, Clifford, Sterling, Ellsworth “Buster,” Lloyd, Mildred, Beatrice, and Ardys.


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