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Marvin Lavern Geller, 77

Marvin Lavern Geller, 77, of Laporte, died Dec. 16, 2008, in Sartell, Minn.

The funeral was held Monday, Dec. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake George with the Rev. Donald Kirchner officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Laporte.

Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids assisted the family with arrangements.

Pallbearers were DeVonne VanMill, Doreen Kuhrke, Darla Walker, Julie Kampfer, LaDonna Degeldere and MaryJo Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews.

He was born on April 29, 1931, to Lloyd and Evelyn (Raddatz) Geller in Yola, Minn. He attended school in Laporte. He assisted his parents throughout his life with household and outdoor chores. He enjoyed trout fishing, fixing watches, fixing lawnmowers, snowmobiling, deer and grouse hunting, shopping, babysitting for his nieces and nephews, going out to eat and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sister, Caroline (Jim) Bakke of Sartell; brother, Gary (Adeline) Geller of Two Inlets, Minn.; sister-in-law; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, John and LeRoy; and one nephew.