Marcella A. Bayerl

Marcella A. Bayerl, age 82 and formerly of Winsted and Hutchinson, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at the Crystal Care Center.

Marcella was born Dec. 25, 1916, in Winsted, the daughter of Anthony and Agnes (Zimmermann) Millerbernd.

She graduated from high school in Renville, Minn. Following her graduation from Renville teacher's training, Marcella taught at schools in rural Renville Co. and at the Winsted public school.

On Sept. 26, 1939, Marcella was joined in holy marriage to Mark Kritzeck in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with two daughters, Carol and Suzanne; and a son, James. Following their marriage, Mark and Marcella farmed in Victor Township, Wright Co. Mark preceded his wife in death on March 29, 1946.

On Aug. 18, 1956, Marcella Millerbernd Kritzeck was joined in holy marriage to George Bayerl at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Following her marriage to George, Marcella resided on the Bayerl family farm in rural Lester Prairie. God blessed their marriage with a son, Michael. George and Marcella retired from the farm in 1979 and moved to Hutchinson. George preceded his wife in death on Sept. 22, 1994.

Marcella was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, and a former member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Hutchinson. She belonged to Holy Family Council #204, the Catholic Aid, and was a longtime member of the Bear Lake Sunshine Club. Marcella also was a former volunteer at Burns Manor Nursing Home, Hutchinson.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Del) Hogen of Spring Lake Park; a son, James (Karen) Kritzeck of Mora; grandchildren: Suzanne (Paul) Melchior, Jenifer Hogen, Mark Kritzeck, Jami Kritzeck and Luke Kritzeck; great-grandsons, Sam and Theo Melchior; brothers, Marcel (Esther) Millerbernd of Renville and Arthur (Alice) Millerbernd of Starbuck; as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husbands, Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; infant twin children; a daughter, Suzanne Kritzeck; and a son, Michael Bayerl.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant and Lavon Kielkucki provided special music for the Mass. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Holy Family Council rosary was recited at 4:30 p.m., and a parish prayer service followed at 7:30 p.m.

Raymond Bayerl and James Bayerl served as honorary casket bearers. Suzanne Melchior, Paul Melchior, Jenifer Hogen, Mark Kritzeck, Jami Kritzeck and Luke Kritzeck were the casket bearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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