Karen Burns

Oct. 27, 1941-Aug. 26, 2018

Karen Ann Burns, 76,

passed away peacefully at

Trinity Hospital on Sun-

day, August 26, 2018 sur-

rounded by her loving

family and friends after a

long battle of various

medical issues.

Karen Ann Hanson was

born in Sheridan County,

North Dakota on October

27th of 1941 to Oscar and

Alvina (Grosz) Hanson.

She grew up on a family

farm in Kief, ND, until

she married William Gul-

branson at the age of 18.

Together they had four

children – Steven, David,

Deleila and Andrew Gul-

branson. They later di-

vorced. Karen married

Alfred Levi Burns in 1965

where they spent the ma-

jority of their life in

Minot, ND.

Karen’s surviving lov-

ing family includes: chil-

dren, David Gulbranson &

Andrew Gulbranson,

Deleila Grahn, Sister-in-

laws, Ione Hanson, Lor-

raine Hanson, Grandchil-

dren, Savannah (James)

Arnott, Ashley (Joey)

Colon, Brandon Olson,

Rebecca Tweten, Miranda

(Alex) Schwan, Nicole

(Jimmy) Lavallie, Jeffrey

Tweten, Great-Grand-

children, Hanna & Mason

Arnott, Warren Lavallie,

Gannon Cameron, Sisters,

Alma Brothen, Carol

(Wallace) Helland, Janice

(Robert) Lake, Sharon

Kemmit, she had great

love for all of her nieces,

nephews, cousins, aunts

& uncles. Preceded in

death: Parents, Oscar &

Alvina Hanson, Brothers,

Richard Hanson, Ray-

mond Hanson, Brother-

in-laws, Raymond

Decouteau, Barney

Brothen, Former Spouses,

William Gulbranson,

Alfred Burns, Son, Steven

Gulbranson, Grandchil-

dren, Heather Gulbranson

and twin grandsons.

Funeral: Thursday, Au-

gust 30th 2018 at 1:00 pm

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home Chapel, Minot


Burial to follow at

Rosehill Memorial Park,

Minot, ND.

Visitation: Thursday

one hour prior to the ser-

vice at Thompson-Larson

Funeral Home, Minot.

Family & friends are

welcome to join the fami-

ly for lunch at Buffalo

Wings and Rings after the

burial at their own ex-

pense. A private party

room will be reserved

under Burns.

Memorials are pre-


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