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Our beloved mother and grandmother Gail Brand passed away peacefully at The Gardens in Winsted, Mn at 4:30 PM on March 2, 2023. Gail Brand was born on August 1, 1946 to Chester and Ruth Loken in Roseau, Mn.

She was a sassy and fun-loving woman who very much enjoyed her life.  She stayed tough until the very end.  Gail was very active in the Eagles club, along with her beloved husband Robert Brand. Robert became State President for a term making Gail Madam State President.   Gail wore that honor with pride and used that position to accomplish many great things.  She was a welder at Polaris Industries for many years.   Gail enjoyed reading, playing bingo and chatting with the many friends she made at The Gardens.  She made friends wherever she went.  She enjoyed getting visits from her children and grandchildren and that became the highlight of her weeks.

She will be missed dearly and thought of often.  Gail was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Ruth Loken, her brother Ron Loken, her grandfather Tom Loken and her wonderful husband Robert Brand. She is survived by her sons Danny Brand, Ricky Brand, Brian Brand, Brad Brand and her daughter Marcie Anderson, her grandchildren Samantha and Logan Brand, Hailee Brand, Krista Knutson, Randi Weyaus, Morgan Beronius, Allison Tureson, and great-grandsons Silas Leyendecker and Bowen Tureson, along with many cousins and nieces and nephews and her extended family in Ohio.

Gail’s wish was to be cremated and her ashes spread beside her husband. .   To those who prayed and sent warm wishes, thank you and bless you all.  She is no longer in pain.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on April 3rd at the Chilson Funeral Home at 200 Fairlawn Ave W, Winsted Mn. 55395 and will be officiated by Jeff Garland.

Special thanks to Moments Hospice and The Gardens in Winsted who were there to comfort her the entire way and kept in great communication with her children.  We are forever grateful.

Flowers can be sent to:  Chilson Funeral Home

200 Fairlawn Ave W

Winsted, Mn 55395


2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Angie J

    I loved seeing here every time I went to visit my dad. I would make a point to visit her. Our family even had her name for Christmas and brought her gifts to enjoy. She was also good for a visit and to give a little hard time. Miss seeing her yet when I come to visit…thinking of her family. She was a sweet soul.

  2. fran luhman

    I will miss Gail when I go to the Gardens to visit. She was always willing to visit and so friendly. Will miss her at Bingo on Tuesday’s at the Garden’s.


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