Marilyn Joyce (Hoag) Gunnarson

Marilyn Joyce (Hoag) Gunnarson


Marilyn Joyce (Hoag) Gunnarson, 85, passed away at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT on December 18, 2019,

The funeral service for Marilyn will be held on January 3rd, 2020, at 2:00pm at the Havre Assemblies of God Church, with a viewing from 12:00pm- 2:00pm. Later, she will be buried with her husband at the Oakwood Cemetery in Harwood, ND.

Marilyn was born on October 25, 1934 in Hardwood, ND to Veeder & Mildred Hoag. After graduating from high school, Marilyn went to Moorhead State College where she met her husband Marvin Gunnarson. They married on June 13, 1955 at the Moorhead Assembly of God Church.  After getting married they both went to Central Bible Institute in Springfield, MO where Marilyn received her Missions Degree. In 1963, Marvin and Marilyn settled in Havre, MT with their 4 children and many memories created.

Marilyn was very active in the church and community. She loved to serve others by working with the elderly, hosting Christian youth retreats, leading County Fair Ministries, and feeding those in need at the Havre Soup Kitchen. She had a heart to serve others, both young and old.  Marilyn worked as a daycare provider for many years.  She also loved hosting outings, get togethers, and building meaningful relationships. She was passionate in her beliefs, with a strong faith in the Lord.  She attended Assembly of God church and Four Square for many years. She has touched many lives throughout the years and is an irreplaceable member of her family, church and community.

Marilyn is survived by her children Daryl (Roxann) of OH, Dean (Lisa) of WI, Dennis (Laura) of WA, and Susan of MT.  Her Grandchildren Joel, Kyle, Ryan, Michelle, Cameron, Melissa, Greta, Kirsten, Isaac, Isabel, Mathew, Emily, Danielle, Nikki, Samantha, and Joshua. And Great Grandchildren Heidi, Clara, Luke, Ellie, Finn, Kingston, Reana, Esme, and Jericho.

She is preceded in death by her husband Marvin Gunnarson, and siblings Virginia Vleck and Milton Hoag.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Father’s House at 417 South D St. Hamilton, OH 45013, or  This organization is run by her son (Daryl) and continues her legacy of loving and taking care of those in need.

2 Reviews on Marilyn Joyce (Hoag) Gunnarson

  1. On behalf of the Morrow we send our thoughts and Prayers. Marilyn was our babysitter when we where sent to Havre Montana to Pastor at The Salvation Army . Such great friendships and fond memories.

  2. On behalf of Allan and Kathleen Woeppel we send our love and prayers to all of you in the loss of your mother, and grandmother Marilyn. Marilyn was an inspiration to me in my faith in following Jesus Christ. Marilyn was truly a servant to God and all those around her. My daughter, Jacqueline, said she was the best Sunday School teacher that she ever had. Marilyn will be greatly missed as a bright light in our lives.

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