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Marvin Elbert Gilster Marvin Elbert Gilster
(June 7, 1937 - June 20, 2008)

Marvin Elbert Gilster, 71, of Baudette, MN, died, on Friday, June 20, 2008 in his home with his family by his side. He was born June 7, 1937 to Elmer and Lida (Attenberger) Gilster in Waseca, MN. He graduated from the Waldorf High School.

Marvin worked on the family farm in Waldorf, MN through high school; he started driving truck while working on the farm. He was an over-the-road truck driver for 43 years and he was awarded a certificate from the department of transportation for accomplishing 3 million logged truck miles over the years. He loved to drive truck over-the-road; it was in his blood from a very young age. Marvin had a way with directions all throughout the United States, he was like a real life GPS; he was able to give directions to just about anywhere in the United States.

Marvin married Maria Fe Deligero on December 8, 1997 and have had nearly 11 wonderful years together.

Marvin loved to hunt and fish in his spare time, he shot a trophy black bear on his back 40, and the bear weighted 400 lbs plus. One of the things he will be remembered for is his willingness to help other people in their time of need. He was a very good husband, father, friend and neighbor.

Marvin was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Baudette.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Dorothy.

Survivors include his wife, Maria of Clementson; his children, Sherry Hernandez (Scott Venema fiancé) of Rogers, AR; Steven (Terri) Gilster of Baudette; Scott (Helen) Gilster of Argle, MN; his grandchildren, Jimmy, Bobby, Terry and Ruben all of Arkansas; his step grandchildren, Samantha, Kathy, Josh, Michael all of Arkansas; great grandchildren, Bryce, Jimmy, Mark, Bobby and Kristin.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8pm with a devotional at 7:00 pm at the Helgeson Funeral Chapel in Baudette and will continue one hour prior to the funeral in the church Thursday.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Baudette, MN.

Interment will be at the Clementson Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Helgeson Funeral Chapel of Baudette, MN.