FAIRMONT - A Memorial Gathering will be held for Marvel I. Overby (Decker), 89, of Albany, on Thursday, July 5, from 6-8 p.m., at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Marvel died June 29, 2012, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Burial will be at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont, Minn.
Marvel was born April 8, 1923, in Rutland Township/Martin County, Minn., to Hallie & Maude (Mason) Bullard. She attended Granada, Minn., schools and graduated from Granada High School in 1940. Marvel married Gordon W. Decker on Nov. 23, 1942, in Miami, Fla., where they lived until his discharge from the U.S. Army. They moved to Minneapolis, Minn., and she lived there until September, 1986. Marvel spent several years in Deerwood, Minn., and moved to Albany, Minn., in 1996. Marvel held several jobs during her working life but ended her career working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspection area in Minneapolis, beginning as a general clerk in data entry and ending as an office manager responsible for computer entry and inspection information reports. Marvel was an expert seamstress and she enjoyed beading, canning, cooking, crocheting, fishing, gardening, reading, and quilting. She loved to travel and enjoyed many winters in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Marvel is survived by daughter, Beverly Decker (Emil) Radaich of St. Cloud; grandsons, Joe and Tim (Molly Kuebelbeck); great-grandchildren, Taylor, Keira, Reegan, Finn; brothers, Donald Bullard, Robert Bullard; sisters, Lucille Gorgen, Doris Collins; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Gordon Decker, Donald DePew and Raymond Overby; and sister, Vivian Intelkofer.
Special thanks to the staff of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for their loving care and kindness.