Robert A. Gulbrandsen

March 10, 1953 – Feb. 21, 2011

Robert A. Gulbrandsen, 57, of New London, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Appleton Medical Center following a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. Robert was born March 10, 1953, in Chicago, the son of Arthur and Lillian (nee Heinz) Gulbrandsen.

On Sept. 14, 1974, he was united in marriage to Barbara O’Neill. He worked in sales for most of his life because of his love for people and socializing. Bob also loved NASCAR and showing horses. He was an avid sportsman and Packers fan.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his parents, Arthur and Lillian; sons, Eric (Tara) Gulbrandsen of Omro, Jeff (Becki) Gulbrandsen of New London and Ryan (Cortney) Gulbrandsen of New London; a sister, Karen (Dave) Krause of Hartland; grandchildren, Tristin, Mason and Kayla; brothers-in-law, Robert (Nancy) O’Neill of Pewaukee and Donald (Lynne) O’Neill of Pewaukee; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the noon funeral service Friday, Feb. 25, at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, 209 W. Cook St., New London, with chaplain Jim Frank officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Robert gave the gift of sight by donating his eyes through the Wisconsin Lion’s Eye Bank.

Cline & Hanson Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 920-982-3232 or visit online at