Marcella May Vogelpohl, age 82, of Dassel, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center in Dassel.
She was born July 8, 1933, in Le Sauk Township, Stearns County, the daughter of George and Eva (McLaughlin) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.
Marcella was united in marriage to Marvin L. Vogelpohl July 31, 1956, in Hampton, VA. Following their marriage, they resided in Richmond for several years before moving to Minneapolis.
In 1978, Marcella and Marvin moved to Dassel. Together, they celebrated 45 years of marriage and raised seven children.
Marcella had a deep love for her family, and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved holiday and special events when they would get together.
Marcella knitted the mittens, hats, and scarfs that her children wore when they were young. She loved to crochet, and had made many afghans and dollies over the years.
She will be missed by her family and her friends.
Marcella is survived by her children, Lloyd (Donna) Vogelpohl of Howard Lake, Lena (Bob) Block of Paynesville, Art Vogelpohl of Cokato, Eva (Robert) Braness of Litchfield, Elaine (Lee) Hawkins of Webster, WI, and Lora Vogelpohl of Hutchinson; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy, of Seattle, WA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, Dec. 1, 2001; her son, Allen, May 25, 2011; one great -grandchild, Cheyenne; her parents; and four brothers, George Johnson, Wesley Johnson, Art Johnson, and Leroy Johnson.
A memorial service took place Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, with the Rev. Keith Carlson officiating.
There was time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.