GRESS, Marvel Octavia (Nee Olson)
April 1, 1930 – May 29, 2020
Marvel passed away May 29, 2020 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon with her two daughters at her side.
She leaves to mourn her passing her son Wendell (Tammy), daughter Rhonda (Bud) Penny, daughter Lona (Terry) Matlock, daughter-in-law Marilyn, brother and sister-in-law Eldon and Sharon Olson, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son Owen and husband Bill, her dad and mom Ole and Marcile Olson, as well as her brother Orin and his wife RoseMarie, her sister-in-law Evelyn and her husband Lambert Schwartzenberger.
Marvel grew up in Viscount and after a short stint in Saskatoon returned home to marry William J. Gress. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before Bill’s passing in August 2013.
They also lived and had the hotel in Rosthern and Wakaw before retiring and moving to Saskatoon.
Marvel was always warm and welcoming. She hosted many family occasions and always kept in contact with all family members. She had a special cupboard with treats for the grandchildren and great grandchildren, which was of great interest to the little ones from an early age.
She was proud of her Norwegian ancestry and kept the traditions alive. Her life was not without hardships but she was resilient and always looked forward to a better day. We will truly miss her.
Due to the fluid situation involving measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, a private family graveside service was held at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery north of Viscount on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Funeral arrangements in care of David Schurr of Mourning Glory Funeral Services, (306) 978-5200, www.mourningglory.ca.
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