George Wrolson, 79, Albert Lea

Published 10:26 am Thursday, April 28, 2011

Funeral services for George William Wrolson, 79, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Curtis Zieske will officiate. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery with military honors accorded by area veteran’s organizations. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to


George passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault.

George William Wrolson was born on Feb. 22, 1932, to Wrol and Louise Wrolson near Carson, N.D. He served four years in the United States Air Force as an aircraft electrician with an honorable discharge Oct. 7, 1955. He was united in marriage to Julie Gunderson on Oct. 6, 1956. George worked in the automotive industry, and retail in both sales and management positions. After retiring he found his perfect job as a greeter at WalMart in Albert Lea. There he was paid to speak to everyone who walked through the door. This he loved very much and was known as the “Hi-Man.” George was most happy on his mower and took great care to keep his lawn looking good. He enjoyed watching Nascar races and keeping the local birds well fed. He loved playing with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. George and family enjoyed many car trips to California, Branson, Mo., and recently to South Dakota. George was loved by his family and will be dearly missed.

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Survivors include his wife, Julie; children: Dan Wrolson and wife, Nancy, Darryl Wrolson and wife, Debby, Doug Wrolson and wife, Wanda; son-in-law, Todd Johnson; grandchildren: Heather Quimby and special friend, Dale, Adam and wife, Heather, Quimby, Megan Wrolson and special friend, Mitch, Paul Wrolson, Emily Wrolson, Lisa Blanchard, Ben and wife, Amber, Honsey, Dustin Honsey and fiancé, Maggie, Lindsay and husband, Zach Christenson, Barry Hartman and fiancé, Debbie, and Kalin Riesgraf; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Vivian Brua; brothers: Hank and Arnie Wrolson; brothers-in-law, Irving Gunderson of Kyoko, Wash., Wayne and Shirley Gunderson of Albert Lea, the Rev. Allen and Arvis Gunderson of Adams and Paul and Joann Gunderson of Elk River; and sister-in-law, Sandy and Craig Stevens of Albert Lea.

George was preceded in death his parents, Wrol and Louise Wrolson; daughter, Sheila Johnson; infant son, David Wrolson; and brother-in-law, Ole Brua.

George’s family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at St. Lucas Care Center and Hospice of Faribault.