Marcie Wolsted, 96, of Harmony, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
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Memorial services will be Monday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial in Big Springs Cemetery, rural Harmony, will occur at a later date.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony is assisting the family. lindstromfuneralhomes.com.
Marcie was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Kenosha, Wis., to Clarence and Clare (DeRocher) VanEssen. She graduated from Brainerd High School in Brainerd, and attended the University of Minnesota where she met her future husband, Rod Wolsted. She and Rod were married Feb. 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 World War II. In 1985, Marcie moved from Harmony to Rochester where she developed many close friends; she returned to Harmony in March 2014.
Marcie is survived by two children, Michael (Donna) Wolsted of Minneapolis 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.
Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 18, 2014