May 13, 2013


Robert Gulbranson, 56, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City with Father Lynn Bruch officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. Burial will be at a later date.

Robert Joseph Gulbranson was born Aug. 7, 1956 at Spencer, Iowa, to Lyle and Alice Mae (Kibbie) Gulbranson. He graduated from Lake City High School in 1975 and worked as a construction salesman for many years. Robert is survived by his sons Ryan (Heather) Gulbranson of Fort Dodge, Kyle (Tandy) Gulbranson of Lake City and Trevor Gulbranson (Kenzie Perry) of Rockwell City; grandchildren Nicole Koester, Naylan Gulbranson, Chloe, Blair and Liam Gulbranson; brothers and sisters Pat and Pam Gulbranson of Marshalltown, John and Harriet Gulbranson of Stuart, Tom and Amy Gulbranson of Waukee, John and Julie Subbert of Brighton, Colo.; and brother-in-law John Kavanaugh of Lohrville.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lyle and Alice Gulbranson, and sister Connie Kavanaugh.