Marvin R. Gibson. Submitted photo
Marvin R. Gibson. Submitted photo

Marvin R. Gibson age 75 of Elmwood, died Wednesday June 7, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, in Menomonie,

Marv was born May 21, 1942 in Durand, the son of Stanley and Edith (Sly) Gibson.  He grew up on the family farm near Eau Galle. Marv graduated from Durand High School in 1960.  Marv worked for Sweeney Brothers Construction for a few years.  He married Diane F. Stringer, January 23, 1964 in South Dakota.  Marv had an interest in water treatment, and began his own water treatment business, Water Care Services, in Elmwood in 1985.  Marv and Diane operated the business until 2006, when they took a less active part in the business.

Marv enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Marv is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane, three children, Felicia Harnish of Elmwood, Corey (Robin) of Eau Galle, Troy (Jenny) of Hazelhust, seven grandchildren, Nick, Alex, April, Victor, Jacob, Benjamin and Grant, two step grandchildren, Jason and Jake, three brothers, Bill (Bonnie) of Altoona, Dave (Joan) of Eau Galle, Ken (Joan) of Menomonie, one sister, Marlys (Ken) Drevenstedt of Bloomington, MN, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jim, two sisters, Lavone Fedie and Lois Martin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood. Private Graveside services will be held at Clearview Cemetery in Eau Galle.

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Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elmwood is serving the family.