Marcella A. Rusch
Marcella Ann Rusch, age 71 of Pulaski, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at her home. Born on June 4, 1942 in Appleton, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Luella (Witt) Klitzke. Marcella grew up in the Seymour area. On October 1, 1960 she was united in marriage to Leon R. Rusch in Seymour. After marriage the couple made their home and raised their family in the Town of Angelica. Marcella enjoyed being a homemaker and a mother and took great pride in raising and caring for her family. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and collecting pigs. Marcella was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Zachow.
Marcella is survived by: 3 daughters, Ruth (Dan) Forbes of Cecil, Debbie (Dan) Villenauve of Krakow, Carol Rusch of Cecil; 3 sons, Dennis (Cory) Rusch of Krakow, Herb Rusch of Pulaski, John Rusch of Bonduel; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Cliff (Sandy) Klitzke of Seymour; and 3 sisters, Jeanette Schroeder of Appleton, Caroline Kazik of DePere and Edith (Tom) Bakran of Green Bay.
Marcella was preceded in death by: her husband, Leon on February 28, 2011; her parents; an infant son; 2 brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Zachow with the Rev. Virgil Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:00am until the time of the service. Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
The family would like thank the nurses at Heartland Home Hospice for the care given to Marcella. The entire family would also like to thank Marcella's daughter, Carol and Marcella's son, Herb for the special care, love and attention given to her over the last few years.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Feb. 20, 2014