Marvin Labert, 83, of Bozeman passed away at home on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
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Marvin was born May 1, 1928, in Dundee, Mich., to Joseph and Marian (Cilley) Labert. He was raised on a dairy farm and was educated in Dundee.
Marvin was united in marriage to Virginia Duval on Feb. 3, 1951, in Deerfield, Mich. The couple made their home in Deerfield for two years, then five more years farming in Dundee, followed by 23 years in Blissfield, Mich., before settling in Bozeman in 1986. Together they raised five children.
Marvin was a farmer in Michigan and also a truck driver until his retirement in 1984.
Marvin loved fishing and hunting and was lured to Montana by his sons.
Marvin was a member of Resurrection Catholic Parish.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, Richard and Patrick; and brother, Edwyn Labert.
Survivors include his three children, Thomas (Terri) Labert of Bozeman, Linda (Terry) Etter of Adrian, Mich., and Robert Labert of Billings; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph (Lola) Labert of Dundee, Mich., Elwyn (Betty) Labert of Dundee, Mich., and John (Bernice) Labert of Wideman, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Light of Christ Catholic Church in Deerfield, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Montana, in care of Bozeman Deaconess Foundation.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Sept. 28, 2011