Marvis Orla Weiser departed this physical plane on the night of February 8 in the company of family members at her final residence at Sheyenne Crossing in West Fargo, ND. Marvis was born in Cooperstown ND on March 15, 1926 to her parents C. J. Sutter and Julia (Marberg) Sutter. She graduated from Cooperstown High School and took a position as a dental hygenist through which she met and ultimately married her husband of 55 years Paul Kenneth Weiser. They lived in Steele ND and Center ND before eventually moving to Hazen ND where they remained for nearly 50 years acquiring many friendships and memories. After moving to Fargo ND in 1998, they resided in a new home in north Fargo. Paul (Bud) preceded her in death in 2002. Marvis continued to reside at this home until 2015 when she moved into the Good Samaritan assisted living facility and eventually to Sheyenne Crossing. Marvis led a varied and productive life having strong interests in family, art, music and community service. While excelling at raising a family of four children, she still found time to manage a variety store in Hazen she and Paul purchased, helped found the Hazen Art Association with its annual art show and created many beautiful paintings and crafts in many forms. She sewed beautifully, volunteered time at church, drove bus for the elderly and kindergarteners, acted as an ombudsman for and helped establish and supported a group home in Hazen, and provided assistance for many family members, friends and acquaintances in a wide variety of ways. She was a long-time active member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church while in Hazen, and became a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church after moving to Fargo. Marvis is survived by daughter Paulette (Gaylen Waynar) of Tucson AZ, sons Brent (Nancy) in Fargo, Hal (Deanna) in Jamestown ND, and Chad in Bellevue WA, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Any memorials will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. The children of Marvis would like to especially thank the staffs at Good Samaritan and Sheyenne Crossing for the wonderful and kind care provided to Marvis over the last number of years.

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  1. To my dear cousins,
    Your mom was dear person and a wonderful auntie. I would have come to the funeral, but we won’t be back in time. My sympathies are with you as you say your final earthly good byes. We have peace knowing we will see her again in heaven.

  2. A remarkable and talented woman, always ready to laugh, always ready to help. What a gift her friendship has been. I thank God for you, Marvis!

  3. What a remarkable lady and good friend! We cherish the 6 years as neighbors to Marvis and Bud. Our kids loved you as parents and we spent so many Sunday mornings having coffee at your house after church, not to mention the Sunday evenings sharing home made pizza from your oven! We have so many fond memories of our friendship and the time you spent with Sandy and Gwen helping them make little gifts to give for Christmas. I think the best years of our lives were spent living next to you!

  4. Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
    28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ….

    Your memories will be safe in my heart, Marvis. Rest well in God’s embrace. Love, Gwen

  5. I’m sooo thankful that we were able to visit her this summer during Weiser reunion time!….Marvis was always funloving and , kind, clever, and of course creative and artistic….many warm memories of her at her Hazen home…the Weiser variety Store….She will always hold a special place in my heart…a beloved aunt Marvis….Our love and prayers to the whole family …

    Love Cilla & Chuck Baker (Weiser)…in Milwaukee WI

  6. All of us will miss Aunt Marvis who was a gift to her children, extended family and many friends. God has given her, and us, the joy of knowing His loving grace, mercy and peace to her and through her faith to us. My love to you, Dear Cousins and Families.

  7. Please feel the love, each of you that comes from my heart. I join with others in rejoicing that Aunt Marvis is claimed by our Lord and Savior. Her talents and genuine concern for others will not be forgotten.

  8. I will treasure all the time Maddie and I spent with Marvis. I loved the way her eyes lite up every time that little dog showed up. She gave so much to everyone, wisdom, laughter and caring. We loved her so! Jacky & Maddie

  9. Dear Cousins, so… our Auntie M’s time has come. Her loving nature was/is addictive. I couldn’t wait for your parents’ visits… your Mom’s joy and tinkling giggle would fill the room. One of my favorite aunts! She always made one feel so welcome to just be around her. I rejoice, too, in remembering your Mom’s beautiful faith. Isaiah 35:10 ‘They will Enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.’
    With love from the whole Mike and Beth (Weiser) Correll Family

  10. In Sunday School almost fifty years ago, Marvis asked us to memorize the verses of a familiar hymn. She wanted us to remember the words throughout our lives. Now, every time we sing “Beautiful Savior” in church, I think of Marvis. Our families spent so many hours together; I picture Marvis on her knees in the Hazen gym working on the scroll for the Chorale, sitting in our living room listening to Bud singing, and laughing. Marvis had such a wonderful laugh! She touched so many lives with her gentleness and love; I am grateful to be one of those.

    Sending love and prayers,
    Laurie Schoenrock

  11. Sweet Great Aunt Marvis was like another grandparent. I have so many childhood memories of her coming to my ball games, recitals, hospital bed, art shows, concerts, etc. I remember her active involvement with the art show and other community service. Most of all, I remember her quick laugh and her love. She listened, and she cared. I loved her!

  12. Paulette, Brent, Hal and Chad, Please know we love you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you gather for Marvi’s service today…
    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15.
    We are so grateful to God for Auntie Marvis and the many years of being blessed by her love. She touched each of our hearts in a very special way. When we think of all the joy she brought to others, we can only imagine the joy she is experiencing now.
    With love, Dave, Verna, Jon and Sarah

  13. I am so sorry to learn of Marvis’ passing. I have so many fond memories of Marvis and our families’ times together. I’m keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

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