Marvis (Guhlke) Westerberg, formerly of Sleepy Eye, passed peacefully into God's arms surrounded by family on Saturday afternoon at N.C. Little Hospice from pneumonia. Visitation will be at Ascension Lutheran Church in Burnsville on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. with luncheon following. Internment will take place at Acacia Park Cemetery.
Marvis Malinda, daughter of John and Elsye (Kunze) Guhlke, was born and raised in Sleepy Eye. Marvis was our beautiful matriarch and loving Mother, who would be as comfortable picking corn or sewing a prom dress, as she would be gracefully preparing a dinner for twenty (that could feed fifty of course). An exceptional an knowledgeable gardener, her fondest pastime was feeding and watching the song birds she attracted to her back yard feeders. She and Bill settled in Burnsville in 1963, and are 45 year members of Ascension Lutheran Church.
Marvis is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, William; loving son Daniel (Paula, grandson Jonathan), daughter Susan White,(granddaughter Elizabeth and grandson Cooper), daughter Sally (partner Brenda), daughter Sarah (Chris, granddaughter Riley and grandson Cole); devoted sister Nathalie Christensen; beloved best friend and niece Madeline (Maddy) Ronning; and her constant companion Henry her 16 pound Norwegian forest cat.