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Marvel Elouise Brustad

December 14, 1927 — August 29, 2015

Marvel Brustad, 87, of Portland, ND, passed away peacefully in the presence of her son David on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Marvel Elouise (Brooks) Brustad was born on December 14, 1927 in the rural Hillsboro area to George and Pearl Brooks. Marvel completed all of her schooling at Elm River #2 in Grandin, ND and graduated in 1946. Marvel grew up on a farm and had many responsibilities in and outside of the house. She especially enjoyed taking care of the plants and flowers, a passion she had until her passing. Marvel worked as a waitress while attending school and for many years after. She worked at Juvet’s Café in Mayville for nearly 30 years. In the 1970’s Marvel became an employee of Rexall Drug where she worked until she “retired” in 1998. Marvel enjoyed keeping herself busy and was active in the foster grandparent program for over 15 years. She loved rocking the babies to sleep and was still active in the program until her death. In 1946 Marvel met Ruben L. Brustad. They dated for a short time and were married soon after in the same year. They lived together in Mayville, ND where they raised two sons, Thomas L. Brustad and David A. Brustad. Marvel and Ruben were married for 41 years until his passing in 1987. Marvel loved the simple things in life like family and friends. She was a proud grandparent of her two grandchildren, Krista and Jessica Brustad, along with the many little ones at the daycare. Marvel enjoyed visiting over a hot cup of coffee and a “little something sweet”. Walking, gardening, and baking were passions she had throughout her life. She was a proud member of the First American Lutheran Church. Marvel loved visiting her son David and his family in Devils Lake. There was always a special place in her heart for her daughter-in-law Nancy, who was just like a daughter to her. She loved her grandchildren more than anything and was always found bragging up one or the other. Marvel is survived by her son David Brustad and his wife Nancy: granddaughters: Krista Brustad, Jessica Brustad. She is preceded in death by her husband Ruben L. Brustad; son: Thomas L. Brustad and her brother Bobby Brooks. Visitation: Will be 5- 7 PM on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Mayville and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the First American Lutheran Church in Mayville, ND. Burial: Will be at the Mayville Cemetery in Mayville, ND.
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