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Roman Gilsrud

October 22, 1970 — May 19, 2020

Albany, Minnesota

Roman Gilsrud

Roman M. Gilsrud, age 49 of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Celebration of Life and BBQ will be held Saturday, July 18 at Adam and Rachel Blenker’s farm. (26246 County Road 174, Albany, MN 56307. Please follow the signs.)

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. with the Memorial Service starting at 2 p.m.  Dinner will be served from 4-5 p.m.  Bring your own lawn chair and please wear a mask to protect others. A private celebration will be held after dinner, BYOB. Private family burial will be held at a later date. No thank you cards will be sent.

Roman Matthew Rudolph was born October 22, 1970 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Raymond and Joyce (Christen) Rudolph. When Roman was eight years old, he was adopted by Carl Gilsrud. He graduated from Foley High School in 1989. Roman worked at Electrolux for 30 years until his retirement in November 2019 after the plant closed down. He was currently employed at FDC in St. Cloud.

Roman was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany and the Machinist Union. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Roman’s two sons, Justin and Nathan were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed playing softball, cribbage, bean bags, darts, and FORDS (anything else was junk). He loved having a good time BBQing with friends and family and a good stiff drink.

Survivors include his sons, Nathan Gilsrud of St. Joseph and Justin Phipps of Albany; parents, Joyce and Carl Gilsrud of St. Rosa; sisters, Angela (James) Ramsey of Eden Valley, Rachel (Adam) Blenker of Albany, and Nicole (Keith) Wurzburger of Cold Spring; nieces and nephews, Cierra Ramsey and Maria, Andrew, Ely, Kaitlyn, Evelyn, and Ivan Blenker; step mom, Lee Rudolph of Wyoming, Minnesota; step-brother, John Kammerdiener of Madison Lake; step-sister, Michelle (Robert) Rohdes-Ellis of Wyoming, Minnesota; special friend, Jennifer Kunstleben of Holdingford; Godchildren, Abigail Doll and Maria Blenker; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Raymond Rudolph; brother, Douglas Gilsrud; and all of his grandparents.

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