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Marilyn "Jean" J. Peebles

October 17, 1935 — December 12, 2022

Marilyn "Jean" J. Peebles

Marilyn Jean Peebles, 87 of Fargo formerly of Devils Lake ND passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Essentia Health in Fargo.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake. Funeral Services for Jean will be on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Michael Suelzle officiating. Jean will be laid to rest in the Corinthian Cemetery, rural Calvin ND in the spring.

Marilyn Jean, daughter of Donald and Martha (McKay) McLeod was born on October 17, 1935 in Milton ND. She grew up in Milton and attended the North Dakota School for the Deaf, graduating in 1955. She continued her education at the Dakota Business College in Fargo. 

Jean worked for a time in Valley City, ND and then was united in marriage to her beloved Albert Peebles on October 6, 1962 at Milton ND. They established their home on the farm near Calvin ND, where they lived, worked side by side and raised their family.

First and foremost, Jean was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She was a talented baker and making and sharing each member of the family’s favorite treat brought her so much joy. She had a great passion for horses, and that meant many hours of chores, and hours of enjoyment. Jean also tended a large garden which included the planting, weeding, harvesting and canning. She always shared her produce with family and friends. She was an avid reader in her spare time. She always enjoyed listening to music, especially Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

In 1991, Jean and Albert moved to Devils Lake. Jean worked for a time at the Artclare Motel in housekeeping and then retired from the North Dakota School for the Deaf as a dorm supervisor after 8 years.

Jean loved to bowl and was on a women’s bowling league in Calvin and in Munich. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and also active in the North Dakota Association of the Deaf.

Jean never let adversity get her down. She lived, laughed, loved with all her heart. Her children and grandchildren were her earthly treasures.

Jean is survived by her daughter Nancy Peebles of Fargo; sons Daniel Peebles, Hawley MN and Chuck (Lana) Peebles of Calvin ND; 10 grandchildren Derek (Brittany) Phelps, Gary (Sabrina) Phelps, Benjamin Phelps, Jenna (Heather) Phelps, Cierra (Tory) Askelson, Daniel “DJ” Peebles, Wyatt Peebles, Dilan Peebles, Chase (Abby) Peebles and Marisa Peebles; 4 great grandchildren Evan, Kyser, Talia and Maverick; sisters-in-law Doreen McLeod, Cavalier ND and Irene McLeod King, Sun City AZ; many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.

She was welcomed home by her Lord and parents Donald and Martha, dear husband Albert who died on June 19, 2019, sister Ferne and Elmer Schill, brothers Dean and Doris McLeod, Robert McLeod, Floyd McLeod and infant brothers Gerald and Kenneth McLeod and in-laws Floyd and Gladys Peebles. 




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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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