Marcella M. (Mrs. Norbert) Fiecke, age 86, formerly of Lester Prairie, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with private family interment at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends Friday at the church from 9 to 11 a.m.
Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.
Marcella was born Nov. 2, 1931, in Glencoe, the daughter of Joseph and Emily (Bednar) Molva.
She received her education attending District #29 country school for grades 1-6, and then Glencoe High School for grades 7-12, graduating with the class of 1949. Marcella excelled in geography and spelling. She spoke fondly of her adventures competing in spelling bees.
After graduation, Marcella worked as a seamstress at Strutwear, a clothing manufacturer in Glencoe.
She married Norbert J. Fiecke Jan. 20, 1951, at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe. Marcella and Norbert made their home in Lester Prairie. They counted among their blessings six children, 12 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Marcella and Norbert shared over 55 years together until Norbert passed away June 24, 2006.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Marcella worked as the office manager with Norbert in their trucking business until their retirement in 1992.
Family is what Marcella enjoyed most, the traditional family Christmas party, Halloween Sunday, fishing on the pontoon, family pets, and visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. With her grandchildren, Marcella planned cooking/baking days and pajama party sleepovers.
She was an avid seamstress, sewing clothes, quilts, and pillows for her children and grandchildren. Marcella’s incredible sewing skills continue as they have been passed on to her children and grandchildren.
Marcella is survived by her children, Robert (DeAnn) Fiecke of Silver Lake, Cathy (Jim) Stifter of Winsted, Cindy (Dale) Klaustermeier, Randy (Kathy) Fiecke, Ron (RaNaye) Fiecke, all of Lester Prairie, and Carolyn (significant other, John Krohn) Fiecke of Hutchinson; grandson Kristopher (Allison) Fiecke; granddaughters Lisa (Dave) Diers, Emily Tonn, Missy (Tony) Broich, Crystal Fiecke, Karla (Rick) Edin, Julie (Jeff) Stotko, Jolene (Ryan) Villnow, Erin (Luke) Norstedt, Katie (Damon) Klein, Becky (Mitch) Lahr, and Rachel (Tony) Muchow; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Florian Fiecke, Alex (Barb) Fiecke, Lyd (Clarence) Laxen, Sophie Juncewski, Emma Drahos, Rosina (John) Jilek, Jo Jensen, Isabel Salonek, and Mary Glampe; special cousins, Betty (ElRoy) Schlueter, Judy Krebsbach, Dennis (significant other, Shirley) Dusoski, and Pat (Bruce) Block; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Emily Molva; and her husband, Norbert Fiecke.