Vivian Gibbs

Funeral services celebrating the life of Vivian Gibbs of Verndale, were held November 4, at the Schuller Family Funeral Home’s Verndale Chapel. 

Under the loving care of her family and Knute Nelson Hospice, Vivian, 94, passed away peacefully October 30, 2022, at her home in rural Staples. 

Vivian was born to Walter and Hazel (Shaff) Peterson on March 20, 1925, at Bertha. As a youth she attended school in Aldrich. She was employed in the Staples and Wadena bakeries. After meeting Marvin Stanley Gibbs at a dance they were married six months later at the Methodist Church in Staples, on August 3, 1949. They farmed north of Verndale for over 40 years. Vivian helped Marvin bale hay until she was unable to do so. Time away from work Vivian liked to read, play cards, embroider, can produce from her garden and dance. She enjoyed the outdoors when tending her yard and garden and birdwatching. Most of all, she loved visiting and spending time with her family and friends.

Vivian will always be remembered by her two loving daughters, Marlys and Nadine Gibbs, both of Verndale; along with extended family, friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin (10-15-95); parents, Walt and Hazel; four siblings, Dorothy Kopveiler, Lucille Young, Robert and Daryl Peterson; three nephews; two nieces and parents-in-law, Frank and Edith Gibbs.   

Serving as pallbearers were Brad Stinar, Craig Neal, Chris Neal, Terry Perius, Lance Perius and Bruce Gould.

Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Verndale.

Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Verndale, MN. ( . 

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