Marvel Carey


Westbrook Funeral Home – Westbrook, MN


Marvel E. Carey

Marvel E. Carey age 96 of Westbrook passed away Monday, May 31, 2010 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Westbrook Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be held from noon – 2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Interment is in the Westbrook Cemetery.  The Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

 Marvel Elsie Gierke was born along with twin Marvin on May 9, 1914 on the family farm in Sibley County, Minnesota to Theodore and Emilie Amalie (Fenske) Gierke.  She received her education in the New Ulm and Gaylord public schools.  She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was confirmed in the German language at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm.  Marvel was a waitress at the Weneeda Café and worked at a dry cleaning shop in her younger years.  She was united in marriage to Laurence Carey on August 20, 1939.  After marriage they made their home in Westbrook where Laurence and his brother Albert ran Carey Brothers Trucking.  During WWII they moved to California where Laurence worked for Kaiser Shipyards.  After the war, they moved back to Minnesota and ran a dry cleaning shop in Ortonville for a few years and then moved to Westbrook and ran a dry cleaning and Laundromat until their retirement.  She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.  Marvel was ordained and elder on January 17, 1960.  While serving as elder she especially liked to visit, along with the pastors, the shut-ins of the church.  Marvel would like to be remembered as a person who lived her Christian faith daily.  She enjoyed crocheting baby Afghans and traveling.

Marvel is survived by her sons: Wayne (Patty) of San Diego, CA, and Keith (Marilyn) of Westbrook; grandchildren: Rhonda (Randy) Phillips, Debra (Russell) Beal & Deena (Chris) Trouten; great grandchildren: Jessica & Jamie Phillips, Ryan, Lindsey, and Jaycee Lynne Beal, and Christina, David, Danica & Darla Trouten; sister Eunice Gierke of New Ulm; sister in law Laura Knutson of Westbrook; and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Laurence, and sisters and brothers: Arnold, Beatrice, Cora, Aurelia, Marvin and Harold.


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