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Marcella Restad

September 25, 1919 — April 13, 2016

Marcella Louise (Janke) Restad, age 96, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids, MN.Marcie was born September 25, 1919 in Ottertail, MN to Wilhelm and Mary (Heyen) Janke. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church in Ottertail and later confirmed in Hawley. In 1937 she graduated from Hawley High School.Marcie was married to Ernest Restad on July 19, 1942 at the Grove Lake Parsonage in Pelican Rapids. She traveled with him and worked on base while he was in the service. Shortly after their oldest son, Bruce, was born Ernie was discharged from the service and they moved back to the family farm. She worked as a homemaker when her children were small and also helped on the farm. In the early 1970's she worked at Marge Ann's Department store as a sales clerk, and later worked for the City of Pelican Rapids as a bookkeeper for 20 years.Marcie loved to travel and took many car and bus trips all over the United States. She loved to dance, watch the songbirds, sew, ride horses, snowmobile, and take the occasional motorcycle ride. She collected bells, spoons and state magnets. She enjoyed driving the 400 while putting up hay. Marcie was a wonderful cook and always made delicious family meals for holidays. She was known to be an immaculate housekeeper. She was very social and active as a member of Grove Lake Lutheran Church. Marcie was also the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Marcie is survived by her husband Ernie; daughter, Cheryl (Norris) Hushagen of Stanchfield, MN, son Stuart (Roberta) Restad of Pelican Rapids; daughter-in-law Terri Restad of Kennewick, WA; sisters: Shirley Welch, Lois Avila, and Sharon (Ron) Hill; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.Marcie is preceded in death by her son Bruce Restad, grandson Alexander Restad, and three brothers: Frederick, Art, and Kenneth Janke. Visitation: Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. concluding with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN. Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2016, at Grove Lake Lutheran Church in rural Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.Clergy: Pastor Jeff McCrackenBurial: South Grove Lake Cemetery Please keep the Restad family in your thoughts and prayers.Funeral Home: Larson Funeral Home 304 3rd Street S.E. Pelican Rapids, MN US 56572 Marcella Restad folder
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