Orpha Weymiller

Orpha Gulbranson Weymiller, age 87, of Spring Grove, MN passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN. Funeral services were held Monday, July 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN, with burial in the church cemetery. Pastor Zane Anderson officiated.
Orpha was born February 10, 1927 to Albert and Lennie (Tollefsrud) Bergrud in Spring Grove, MN. She married Iver Gulbranson June 16, 1945. The couple owned and operated Gulbranson Lumber Company in Spring Grove, MN. Iver preceeded Orpha in death October 6, 1973.
After Iver’s death, Orpha continued to operate their business, later selling it and then working for Roverud Construction until her retirement. She later enjoyed being a hostess at the Ballard House in Spring Grove, MN.
December 6, 1975 she married Leland Weymiller. For 38 years they enjoyed dancing at Elmer’s Supper Club, watching Twins games and spending time with their families and friends. Orpha was also known for her beautiful rose garden and flowers, her love for the Minnesota Twins and Monday bingo.
Orpha is survived by her three daughters, Cheryl Gulbranson (Ginny Boldt) of Highlandville; Deborah (Wayne) Buxengard of Mabel, MN and their children, Ryan (Beth) Buxengard, Grant and Simon of Hudson, WI, and Brooke (Matthew) Garness and their children, Samuel and Henry of Mabel, MN; and Lynette (Merle) Landsom and their children, Tiffany (Christopher) Langen and Rylee Landsom, all of LaCrescent, MN; as well as her step-children, Carole (Harlan) Yohe of Waukon, Joyce (Melvin) Breezer of La Crescent, MN and Gary (Diane) Weymiller of New Albin, and their families; and two sisters, Mavis Arneson of Decorah and Wanda (Eldie) Smith of Winona, MN.
In addition to her husbands, Iver and Leland, she was preceded in death by her brother, Archie Bergrud; and her sisters, Tinka Rud, Hazel Lundberg and Gyneth Brevig.