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Marvin Gubrud

June 9, 1938 — August 23, 2014

Marvin Gubrud, age 76 of Fosston, MN passed away on Saturday, August 23rd at his home, surrounded by the love of his family. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 27th at 11:00 AM at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston with Pastor Ken Nyhusmoen officiating. A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Lengby, MN. Family and friends will also gather for one hour before the memorial service on Wednesday. Interment of cremains will be at the Bagley City Cemetery in Bagley, MN, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.carlinhoialmen.com.Marvin Gene Gubrud was born on June 9, 1938, in Bagley, MN to parents Carl and Aletta (Enstad) Gubrud, the middle child of nine. He was raised in the Bagley area and attended Bagley schools. On January 2, 1960, Marvin was joined in marriage to Lorraine Olson of the Minerva area. They lived in Wayzata, MN where Marvin worked for the first Target store as a mechanic. In 1965, they moved to a farm near Fosston and this "city boy" began raising turkeys with "farm girl" Lorraine and their three small sons. After a few years, Marvin began working construction, as their family had expanded to include two daughters. When Marvin neared retirement age, he changed careers and purchased logging equipment. He shared this vocation at times with his son-in-law Harlan, grandsons Philip and Jacob, and his sons got in on the fun once in a while, too. When Marvin retired, he kept busy making wood crafts, cutting wood, and helping Lorraine occasionally to haul ladders and set-up scaffolding for her painting business. On a good day, she would let him paint in the closets. Through the years, Marvin also raised pigs, cattle, and emus, and had llamas, cats, horses, goats, and chickens as pets, as well as several faithful dogs. The cats usually wandered off, and he was still battling snakes until a couple of weeks ago.Marvin was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bagley, which his dad helped to build. He was an active member of Fridhem Lutheran church of Lengby, MN where he served on the church council and volunteered in many capacities, including painting the church with Lorraine.Marvin lived a full life, as Lorraine led him on many adventures, near and far. Close to home, there were trips to Itasca, berry picking jaunts, and too many family picnics to count. They also went on vacations to Oregon, Texas, California, Branson, Arizona, Washington D.C., and Sweden and Norway to see the original Gubberud homestead. Marvin cherished the annual deer hunting season, and fishing for "Big Wally" with his sons and grandchildren. Providing for his family and spending time together was Marvin's top priority. Marvin, along with Lorraine, never missed his grandkids' school functions. Marvin was an avid sports fan as well and seldom missed an opportunity to be disappointed in the Minnesota Vikings or Twins. He enjoyed helping Lorraine prepare holiday dinners for the whole family. The coffee pot was always on for visitors, too. Marvin was a good man, and will always be missed and remembered by those of us who knew and loved him.On Saturday, August 23, 2014 Marvin passed away at home, surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 76.Marvin is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lorraine; sons: Randy (Wanda) and their children Ashley (Jake) Reinier, and Ben Gubrud; Greg (Christina) and their children, Emily (Jeremy) and their sons Lukas and Jack Marvin Friesen, Jacob Gubrud, Annie Gubrud, and Justin; Marty (Kelly) and their sons, Tyler, Joey, and Jack Gubrud; daughters: Laurie (Calvin) Larsen and their children, Kayla (Jorge) Heller and their daughters Alivia, Emma, Liliana and Lila, Philip (Emily) Larsen, and Lisa Larsen; and Sheila (Harlan) Olson and their children, Reid Marvin, Maria, and Markus Olson. Marvin is also survived by his twin sister, Marilyn Olson, sister, Aldora Anderson, and brother, Leroy Gubrud. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.Marvin was preceeded in death by parents, Carl and Aletta Gubrud; sisters, Elaine Kundtz and Vivian Grendahl; and brothers, Warren, Gordon, and Orville Gubrud.
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