Welcome to the memorial page for

Vernon Duane Gulbro

June 28, 1939 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 77)

Vernon Duane Gulbro, age 77, of Guttenberg, IA, died Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.  He was born on June 28, 1939 in Spring Grove, MN, the son of Edwin and Tinka Gulbro. 

            Vernon graduated from high school in 1957 and worked for Kuhlman Construction for 33 years as a dump truck driver.  Vern also farmed with his son Duane and enjoyed a beer after a good day’s work.  Vern married Mary Lou Nieland until she passed in 2004.  After retirement, Vern operated a salvage business until his passing.  Vern enjoyed watching the Antique Road Show on PBS.  He took pride in working and beautifying the junk yard where he had two of everything.  Vern took pleasure in antique machinery, was very mechanically inclined and was a very helpful, honest and hardworking man. 

            Vern is survived by his son Duane (Patty) Gulbro of Guttenberg; step-children, James (Becky) Klein of Guttenberg, Debra Klein of Colorado, Cindy Klein of Dubuque & Douglas Klein of Florida; 5 grandchildren, Allysa, Hillary, Kim, Kari & Vanessa; 3 great grandchildren, Alivia, Chase & Ali.

            Vern was preceded in death by his parents, wife in 2004 and brother Everett Gulbro.



 Service Information

May 4, 2017

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services
207 South 1st Street
Guttenberg, IA 52052

Funeral Service
May 5, 2017

11:00 AM
Highland Lutheran Church
3824 Highlandville Rd
Spring Grove, MN 55974

© 2018 Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS