George William Wrolson, 79

Published 10:13 am Thursday, April 28, 2011

Funeral services for George William Wrolson, 79, of Albert Lea, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Curtis Zieske will officiate. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by area veterans’ 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, at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault.

George Wrolson

George William Wrolson was born Feb. 22, 1932, to Wrol and Louise Wrolson near Carson, North Dakota. He served four years in the 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 Wal-Mart in Albert Lea. There, he was paid to speak to everyone that 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 (Nancy) Wrolson; Darryl (Debby) Wrolson, Doug (Wanda) Wrolson; son-in-law, Todd Johnson; grandchildren, Heather Quimby and special friend, Dale, Adam (Heather) Quimby, Megan Wrolson and special friend, Mitch, Paul Wrolson, Emily Wrolson, Lisa Blanchard, Ben (Amber) Honsey, Dustin Honsey and fiancé, Maggie, Lindsay (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, Rev. Allen and Arvis Gunderson of Adams and Paul and Joann Gunderson of Elk River; 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; 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.