MARQUETTE, MI. - Earl A. Garberson, age 74, died Tuesday , June 18, 2013 at Taylor Park Nursing Home with his loving family by his side. He was born February 25, 1939 to Armin and Liami (Lehtomaki) Gaberson in Marquette, Michigan. Earl graduated from Marquette High School in 1958 and went on to study at Northern Michigan University. He married the former Barbara Drake on August 12, 1967. Earl worked at Rhinelander Elementary school as an art teacher from 1968 until his retirement in 1997. He enjoyed fishing, painting pictures, sketching and spending time with his family.
Earl is survived by his wife, Barbara, his children, Rodney (Mandy) of Coon Rapids, MN and Becky (Marty) DeVora of Andover, MN, five grandchildren; Arica, Krystal, Katie, James and Lucy, a great-grandchild, Marcel, a brother, Ron (Nancy) of Dunsmuir, CA and a sister, Darlene (Emil) Slatick of Pasco, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 am at Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home with Pastor Rebecca Niese. Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the funeral home from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A memorial has been established in Earl's name and may be directed to the family. Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home, 715-365-4343 is assisting the family with arrangements. all are invited to light a candle or leave an online condolence at hildebrandfh.com