February 6, 1923 – December 13, 2017


Borghild “Borgie” Mathilde Gabrielson, age 94, Sartell, MN, formerly of Litchfield, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell, MN.

A memorial service will be held at the Country Manor Chapel, Sartell, MN on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM with visitation starting at 10:00 AM, and a luncheon following the services. Rev.’s Adam Sohre and John Gabrielson will officiate. Burial will be at Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield, MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Borgie was born to Rev. Arthur and Oline (Korsmo) Rholl on February 6, 1923 in Halle, Germany. She graduated from Radcliffe (Ia.) High School in 1940, then attended Lutheran Bible Institute, Augsburg College, University of Minnesota and Fairview Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1947. She worked as a Public Health Nurse until her marriage to Harland “Red” Gabrielson on October 22, 1949, after which she devoted her life to Christian, family and public service. Borgie’s credo was that God created each of us for a purpose, and we are to pray to know our purpose and to carry it out willingly and lovingly.

Survivors include her children, David (Vicki) Gabrielson of Baldwin, MI; Stephen (Patricia) Gabrielson of Sartell, MN; Ann Gabrielson of London, England; grandchildren John (Sara) Gabrielson of Sartell, MN, Marie (Ben) Raley of Minnetonka, MN, James Gabrielson of Sartell, MN, Robert (Laurel) Gabrielson of Maple Grove, MN, and Megan Rapp of St. Louis Park, MN; great grandchildren Arlo and Johanna Gabrielson and Erik and Jane Raley; and sister, Connie Wagoner of Seattle, WA.

Borgie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harland; son Charles; and her siblings, Arthur Rholl, Arnold Rholl, and Gordon Rholl.