Obit: Marcella Vanderlinde

Obit VanderlindeMarcella A. Vanderlinde, age 90 of Watertown, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at the Elim Home in Watertown.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius with Father Tom Balluff as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 4-8 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church Fellowship Hall and 1 hour prior to the Mass at the church. Final Resting Place St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, St. Bonifacius.

Marcella was born on June 7, 1922, in Cologne, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Tellers) Wickenhauser. She was baptized and later confirmed at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne. On November 16, 1948, Marcella was united in marriage to Edmund Vanderlinde at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne.

Marcella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to crochet and quilt baby blankets and hand towels. She was active in senior citizens and belonged to the lunch bunch group. One of her favorite things to do was getting together with family and friends. She enjoyed reading books especially the Chicken Soup Books. Marcella loved to visit and speak German to anyone who could understand the language.Marcella would enjoy a Sunday afternoon listening to old tyme music. She took great pride taking part on the funeral lunch committee.

Preceded in death by husband Edmund, daughter Ann; sons-in-law Jim Bauer and Tim Johnson; parents William and Elizabeth Wickenhauser; sisters Mildred Wickenhauser, Ruth Ebert; brother Clarence Wickenhauser; father-in-law and mother-in-law Anton and Frances Vanderlinde; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Norbert and Margaret Vanderlinde, Alphonse Vanderlinde, Florentine and Alex Hauwiller, Andrew and Dorothy Vanderlinde, Jerome Vanderlinde, Lloyd Ebert, Joe Griebel.

Marcella is survived by her loving family; children and spouses Betty and Greg Erhard of Olathe, Ks, Judy and Jim Storms of Cologne, Tom and Marcy Vanderlinde of Watertown, Frances Vanderlinde of Watertown, Mary and Bruce Schepers of Savage, Leon and Heidi Vanderlinde of Watertown, Bea Bauer of Watertown, Jerry Vanderlinde of Lake Bronson, Theresa Johnson of St Paul, Dan and Dorine Vanderlinde of Mayer, Rich Vanderlinde of Watertown, Janet and Chad Banken of Chanhassen.

Grandchildren: Ron and Rebecca Erhard, Jim and Erin Erhard, Brian Erhard, Kevin and Machiko Erhard, Charlie and Mary Storms, Anne Storms, Peter and Emilie Storms, Michael and Jenny Storms, RT Vanderlinde, Samantha and Courtney Zellmann, Liz and Doug Slavens, Tony, Will and Nick Schepers, Lindsay Vanderlinde and Nate Swing, Troy Vanderlinde, Courtney Vanderlinde and friend MJ. Iverson, Shaun Bauer and friend Brittani Kusske, Amanda Bauer and fiancé Mitch Boll, Alice Vanderlinde, Brock, Chase and Cade Banken.

Great grandchildren: Samantha and Joel Weaver, Billy Erhard, Aidan, Elliott and Jamie Erhard, Alexandra, Tanner and Jake Storms, Mason Storms, Asher Storms, Briahna Nemitz, Taylor, Ruby and Henry Slavens, Harland Bauer.

Also survived by sisters Luella Griebel of Sleepy Eye, Clarissa Wickenhauser of Mankato; sisters-in-law Muriel Wickenhauser of Cologne, Harriet Vanderlinde of St. Bonifacius, Rosemary Vanderlinde of St. Bonifacius.

Casket Bearers Brian Erhard, Charlie Storms, Peter Storms, RT Vanderlinde, Tony Schepers, Will Schepers, Troy Vanderlinde, Shaun Bauer.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com

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