Marvin W. Gagnon

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died December 5, 2020

Marvin William Gagnon 93, of 1421 Delta Ave, Gladstone, MI passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers, MI. Marvin was born February 11, 1927 to Albert and Irene (Cassell) Gagnon in Gladstone. He remained a lifelong resident of the Gladstone area.

Marvin was united in marriage to Verna Mae Thibeault on July 16, 1949 at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. He was a long-time member of All Saints Catholic Church. He was also a World War II veteran. Marvin retired from the Soo Line Railroad in 1988. He enjoyed woodworking and ice fishing.

Marvin is survived by his son Terry (Juanita) Gagnon of Fayetteville, NC; daughter Debra Holmes, of Iron Mountain; twin brother, Melvin (Aileen) Gagnon; sister, Elaine (Gagnon) Pepin; four grandchildren, Alison Vick, Alan Gagnon, Casey Holmes, Steven Holmes; five great grandchildren, Breana Vick, Liam Vick, Aubree Vick, Colin Holmes, Benjamin Holmes; numerous nieces and nephews and special lifelong friend Mary Ann Vito. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Irene Gagnon, stepfather Martin Caldwell; four brothers, Albert, Robert James, Richard and Robert Lee; three sisters, Dorothy, Beverly, and Catherine; a stepbrother John and two step sisters, Mary Jane and Margaret and a son-in-law, Donald Holmes.

Due to the Pandemic, there won’t be any public services. Marvin will be laid to rest at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Escanaba. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 South Front Street, Suite 233, Marquette, MI 49855. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta Co. are assisting the Gagnon family.

6 Tributes for “Marvin W. Gagnon

    Marvin will be missed by many and I’m blessed to be among them. He’s been like a dad to me offering advise, support, love
    and ending our conversations with a laugh and smile. I thank Debbie, Terry and their families for sharing him and their wonderful mom. Mike and I are sending prayers and hugs of comfort during this difficult time.

    I send my heartfelt condolences to Debbie, Terry & all of Marvin’s Family.
    He & Verna Mae were wonderful people! I hope it’s a comfort for you to know, they are reunited again!

    Cheryl (KalisheK)

    I’ll always be his “girlfriend”. That’s what Marvin use to call me. I’ll miss you. No worries. Condolences to Debbie and Terry and the rest of your families.

    Our prayers are with the family , uncle Marvin to us has a special place in our hearts and always will. Marvin & Verna Mae I considered as best friends with my parents. I was always the tag along , memories of many Sunday rides, I was the cup holder for the beer before cup holders existed. Marv & my dad did Saturday morning concrete projects around town, I helped . Friday night card playing ,they played cribbage , I listened in , kind of like virtual education today, when playing 31 we played for quarters, learned some cussing words , when Marvin lost he would always say Son of A, then Verna Mae would holler Marvin! & cut him off, almost like a practiced routine. Many laughs, many memories. As we grew older the memories continued as our family grew we would stop by to visit. Convenient parking for the 4th of July parades was always a benefit to. I was proud to be his nephew and call him uncle. He will be missed by all ,always the memories will be with us. Our Prayers in theses challenging times. Larry & Kris

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