November 18, 1928 - September 11, 2013
Elvira Leona Marsh was the first born of eight children. She was born in a log cabin built by her grandfather James Marsh. She was born on November 18, 1928 to Benjamin and Gladys Marsh. She was born and raised in Minnesota. She married her schoolmate and neighbor Loyd Chase Branstner on September 1, 1948 in Wadena, MN at the Missionary Alliance Church. Loyd’s trade as an electrician took them to South Dakota, Michigan and California in 1959. They retired to Gardnerville, Nevada in 1999.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd C. Branstner; son, John D. Branstner; parents, Frank and Gladys Marsh; brother, Edward Marsh and her sister, Marcella Chase.
She is survived by her children, August (Karen) Branstner of Sacramento, CA, Dennis (Kathy) Branstner of Corning, CA, Susan (Bob) Davis of Gardnerville, NV, Debra (Bruce) Johnson of Georgetown, CA; grandchildren, Brenda, Fallon, and Kimberly (Benjamin) Brock, Daniel (Angela) Branstner, Mollie (Joseph) Bevill, Christina, Denise, Robert and Carolyn Davis, Ray Curtiss, Jessica (James) McEntire, Nathan Johnson and Lauren Cain-Edsell, Sarah, Troy (Amanada), and Janell Johnson and Josh Peterson. Great grandchildren, Savannah and Faith Stanton, Autumn, Brandyce and Benjamin Brock, Joseph Bevill, Penelope Branstner, Jacob Dancer-Davis, Donavan and Erik Harsh, Alex and Lindsay Marangi, Haylee Hulme, Maycie, Presley, and Chase Davis, Maddie, Robert, and Claire Curtis, Madison and Connor McEntire, Olive and Violet Cain-Johnson and Ryland Johnson. Siblings, Zelta (Gene) Brooks, Beverley Sundvall, Darlene Hauschild, Alfred Marsh, Ida Mae Lasick and numerous nieces and nephews.
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