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Marcie Wolsted


Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Marcie Wolsted, age 96 of Harmony, Minn. and formerly of Rochester, Minn. died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Marcie was born January 1, 1918 in Kenosha, Wis. to Clarence and Clare (DeRocher) VanEssen. She graduated from Brainerd High School in Brainerd, Minn. and attended the University of Minnesota where she met her future husband Rod Wolsted. She and Rod were married February 21, 1939 in Brainerd.

Marcie enjoyed spending time with her family in Harmony and their home at Round Lake by Brainerd. Marcie also enjoyed playing cards with her family, was an avid reader and worked Crossword Puzzles. She and her husband traveled throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. Marcie was active in civic and youth organizations in Harmony. She was a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as its first President after WWII. In 1985 Marcie moved from Harmony to Rochester where she developed many close friends, she returned to Harmony in March of 2014.

Marcie is survived by two children: Michael (Donna) Wolsted of Minneapolis, Minn. and Barb (Jeff) Soma of Harmony; Six grandchildren: Michele, Lori, B.J., Joel, Lisa and Lynn; four great-grandchildren: Matt, Dan, Katie and Bailey; and a sister, Gloria VanEssen of Harmony.

She is preceded in death by her husband Rod in 1982; a son David in 1974; and a brother and sister-in-law, William and Patricia VanEssen.

Memorial Services will be Monday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Nativity Church in Harmony with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial in Big Springs Cemetery, rural Harmony, will occur at a later date.

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