Chris Gullickson age 64 of Garvin passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Prairie Home Hospice in Marshall following a long battle with cancer. Time of visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, September 20 at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Chris Gullickson was born February 11, 1949 in Tracy, Minnesota to Darold “Buddy” and Donna (Bisgaard) Gullickson. He was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Walnut Grove, and confirmed at Tracy Lutheran Church. He attended school in Walnut Grove. Chris worked in construction, building elevators and ethanol plants. His passion was raising exotic animals on his farm, Broken Wheel Ranch, in Garvin. The animals he raised included bears, cougars, buffalo, beefalo, yaks, watusi, and tigers. Chris enjoyed going to flea markets and collecting various items. He was anxious to escape Minnesota winters every year by going south to Arizona. He spent time walking around casinos in Laughlin, NV, attending rodeos, and sitting and watching people and cars go by. Chris spent the last two years battling cancer, and entered Prairie Home Hospice in Marshall on August 20, 2013 where he passed away on September 17, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
Chris is survived by his two sons: Cody (Sarah) Gullickson of Sherburn, MN, Ryan Gullickson of Currie, MN but currently attending college in Australia; grandchildren: Lane and Amelia Gullickson of Sherburn; siblings: Clayton (Cheryl) Gullickson of Garvin, Cookie (Scott) Parker of Revere, Darla Gullickson of Winthrop, and Lesa Olson of Laughlin, NV; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Donna Gullickson.