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About Marvin Leo Gerads
Marvin L. Gerads, 74
August 26, 1937 - June 22, 2012
Memorial services will be 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Marvin L. Gerads, age 74 of Sauk Rapids who died at home surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Marvin Leo Gerads was born on August 26, 1937 in Holdingford to Albert and Monica (Heitzman) Gerads. He married Sheila "Jean" Holladay on July 2, 1960 at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. Marv served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a stone cutter for Cold Spring Granite for 40 years, retiring in 1999, and also worked part time for Kollmann Monumental. Marv was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and of the Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254. He was a wonderful, caring and generous man. Marv was fun-loving and loved sports, dancing, hunting, fishing and bowling. He treasured his family and he loved taking the grandchildren anywhere they wanted to go. Marv enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the hunting shack.
Survivors include his daughter and son, Sheila (Eric) Reitmeier of Richmond and Marty (Liz) Gerads of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Lacie, Tyler, Tonya, Cody and Zachary; brothers and sisters, Isadore (Judy) of St. Cloud, Ambrose Sr. "Chick" (Shirley) of St. Cloud, Annie (Ralph) Allen of South Haven, David of St. Cloud and Shirley (Jim) Shaw Sr. of St. Cloud, and special friend, Joyce Holladay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sheila "Jean" in 2003; brothers, Elmer and Sylvester; sisters, Violet Mathiasen and Alvina LaPenotiere; and best friend, Marvin Przyborowski.
Memorials are preferred.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for all of their care and concern.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com