Marvin Gisi, 79, of Harvey, died Saturday, Dec, 8, 2012, at his Harvey residence.
Marvin was born July 1, 1933, on the family farm near Selz. He was the son of Anton and Mary (Volk) Gisi. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Selz. He served for a time in the North Dakota National Guard. He began farming the family farm. Marvin married Judy Vought on Sept. 28, 1963, in Garrison. He was a farmer and school bus driver for the Selz Public School for many years. Judy died on March 26, 1989.
Marvin was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Selz. He was also a member of the Wells Eagles Aerie in Harvey and served for more than 25 years on the Devils Lake Joint Water Board, the Upper Sheyenne Joint Water Board and the Pierce County Water Board.
Marvin enjoyed collecting coins and tokens, attending flea markets, helping others and visiting friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor that brought a smile to many. He was very proud of his grandchildren and often said they were his inspiration.
Marvin is survived by: his longtime companion, Shirley Kittelson, of Harvey; three daughters, Stephanie (Richard) Lundy, of Greensboro, N.C., Michele (Del) Alvarez and Chantel (Dion) Rude, both of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren, Brandyon Brooks, Chris Brooks, Nicole Alvarez, Meghan Alvarez, Matt Hodge, Cortney Rude, Kody Rude and Clifford Harris; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel Alvarez-Vargas and Jaylynn Hodge; sisters, Rita (Jack) Doering, of Minot, Leah (Ed) Gumeringer, of Esmond, Maggie (Loren) Willard, of Barnesville, Minn., JoAnn (Ron) Trom, of Grand Rapids, Minn., Mary (Glen) Lueck, of Lidgerwood; brothers, Jim (Stephina) Gisi, of Rapid City, S.D., John (Sandy) Gisi, of Phoenix, and Leon (Peggy) Gisi, of Harvey.
He was preceded in death by: his parents and wife, Judy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Selz.
Burial will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Selz.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2 to 7 p.m., with rosary recitation and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.