Marcia Rowell

March 8, 1917-May 16, 2013

TRACY – Services for Marcia Rowell, 96, of Tracy, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Tracy City Cemetery. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is in charge of arrangements.

Marcia died Thursday, May 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at Sanford-Tracy Area Medical Center.

Marcia Edna Rowell was born March 8, 1917, to Walter and Ruby (Erion) Clark in Sherwood, N.D. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended Sherwood Public Schools. As a young woman she moved with her sister to southwestern Minnesota.

On March 12, 1938 Marcia married Mark Rowell in Brookings, S.D., and they made their home in Amiret. In 1984 they moved into Tracy and she remained in her home until 2005, when she moved to O’Brien Court. In December 2012 she became a resident of the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy.

She was a housewife and mother who enjoyed quilting, embroidery, gardening, playing cards, bowling, Scrabble, crossword puzzles and keeping a daily journal, but what she really loved was spending time with her family. Marcia attended Tracy Methodist Church and in the past was active in the church women’s groups. She was also a member of the Tracy Hospital Auxiliary and served many over the years in the hospital snack bar.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Knudson of Tracy; four granddaughters, Dawn (and Tom) Bahn of Cottonwood, Norma Knudson (and Randy Logelin) of Waconia, Laura (and Lance) Kosen of Cottonwood and Linda (and Rick) Pesch of Taunton; six great-grandchildren, Chris and Jeremy Bahn, Shane and Nicholas Kosen, and Tess and Kiefer Servin; one sister, Verna Garber of Cando, N.D.; one brother, Robert (and Laverne) Clark of Hoyt Lakes; and nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark, parents, three sisters and their husbands, Clarice (and Lawrence) Reed, Dorothy (and Leonard) Hauptli, and Hazel (and Percy) Newhouse, one brother and his wife, Walter (and Signie) Clark and one brother-in-law, William Garber.