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Marcella J. Eckhardt, 74

January 29, 2012
Faribault County Register
Blue Earth – Marcella Jane Eckhardt, age 74, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Parker Oaks after a long battle with cirrhosis of the liver.

A Memorial Service was held Jan. 23, 2012, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Emerald Township. The Rev. Welsey Hafner officiated.

She was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Thomas Russell and Florence (Quiggle).

She is survived by her son, Skip (Sherry) Eckhardt, of Ackley, Iowa; daughters, Becky (Donald) Lauritsen, of Evansdale, Iowa, Vickie Sabin, of Rake, Iowa, and Debbie (Ronald) Newell, of Farmington; sisters, Lucille Coulter, of Plainview, Neb., and Venice Grindle, of Seattle, Wash.; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Lloyd) Gaylord, of Blue Earth, and Marva Russell, of Blue Earth; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be directed to Skip Eckhardt, Box 211, Ackley, IA 50601.

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