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Obituary - Marilyn Joyce Hoag Gunnarson


December 31, 2019

Marilyn Gunnarson

Marilyn Joyce Hoag Gunnarson, 85, passed away at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT, December 18, 2019.

A funeral service for Marilyn will be held Friday, January 3rd, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Havre Assembly of God Church, with a viewing from noon to 2:00 p.m. Later, she will be buried with her husband at the Oakwood Cemetery in Harwood, ND.

Marilyn was born October 25, 1934, in Harwood, ND, to Veeder and Mildred Hoag. After graduating high school, Marilyn went to Moorhead State college and met her husband, Marvin Gunnarson. They married June 13, 1955, at the Moorhead Assembly of God Church, after which they both went to Central Bible Institute where Marilyn received her Missions Degree. In 1963 Marvin and Marilyn settled in Havre, MT, had four children and many memories. Marilyn was very active in the church and community. She attended Assembly of God Church and Four Square for many years.

Marilyn also worked as a day care provider, but she loved to serve others by working with the elderly, Christian youth groups retreats, fair ministries for 22 years, working at the Salvation Army and Havre soup kitchen.

She had a heart to serve others, both young and old. She loved hosting outings, and get togethers, and building meaningful relationships. She was passionate in her beliefs, with a strong faith in the Lord. She has touched many lives throughout the years and is an irreplaceable member of the family church and community.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Daryl (Roxann) of OH, Dean (Lisa) of WI, Dennis (Laura) of WA, and Susan of MT; her grandchildren, Joel, Kyle, Ryan, Michelle, Cameron, Melissa, Greta, Kirsten, Isaac, Isabel, Mathew, Emily, Danielle, Nikki, Samantha, and Joshua, and great-grandchildren, Heidi, Clara, Luke, Ellie, Finn, Kingston, Reana, Esme, and Jericho.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Gunnarson, and siblings Virginia, Vleck and Milton Hoag.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Father's House at 417 S. D St. Hamilton, OH 45013, or http://www.newoakscommunity.org .


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