Marcella Mae (Goldenstein) Stager

Born: Thu., Aug. 19, 1937
Died: Wed., Apr. 26, 2017


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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Marcella M. Stager, age 79 of Glenwood, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Glenwood Retirement Village.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood with Father Joe Vandeberg officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Interment will be in St. Clara Catholic Cemetery in Clara City at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

Marcella Mae Stager, the daughter of Eilert and Dorothy (Schroeder) Goldenstein, was born August 19, 1937 in Clara City, Minnesota. She grew up in Clara City and graduated from Clara City High School in 1955. 

After high school, Marcella was employed at Clara City Bank before becoming a stay at home mom. After her children were older, she returned to the bank and continued to work there while it changed names from Clara City Bank to Americana Bank and currently Citizens State Bank.   She retired from banking after a total of 20 years. 

On March 5, 1983, Marcella was united in marriage to Ronald Stager at St. Clara Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Clara City and purchased the drug store which they renamed Stager Drug and Gifts. Marcella worked part time at the drug store as the buyer and did payroll. In 1995, Marcella quit working due to injuries from an automobile accident. In 1999, Ron retired and sold the drug store and Marcella and Ron moved to Lake Amelia near Glenwood, Minnesota. They continued to reside on Lake Amelia, spending summers at the lake and wintering in their home at Stuart Place Country Club in Harlingen, Texas. 

Marcella loved to cook and bake. She made many chocolate chip cookies and her sour cream raisin pie was a big hit during the holidays, along with her potato salad at family gatherings. She was a good seamstress and sewed many wedding and bridesmaid dresses. She loved her flower gardens and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed traveling with Ron and made many trips to Vermont and Maine to visit her daughter Dorinda before she passed away in 2009. For many years, she was an avid fisherwoman. Marcella especially loved her children and grandchildren who she loved to spoil.

Marcella is survived by her husband Ronald Stager of Glenwood, MN; sons: Steven (Kathleen) Speiser and Bryan Speiser both of Clara City; grandchildren, Nicholas (Nola) Speiser and Matthew (Halie) Speiser; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Kase, Mason and Maverick Speiser; brother, Eugene (Dianne) Goldenstein of Granite Falls, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Dorinda Stone; and sister, Janice Kimpling.

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Jamie Reiter
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
<3 Much love, Ron!

Dave Bode
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
So sorry Ron to hear that Marcella has passed. I will always love the both of you and am thankful to have shared moments in your lives. You have a loving family that will support you during your period of grief. Wish you good health and memories of Marcella as you march forward in life.

Anita and Bill Hess
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
We were so shocked to hear of Marcella's passing. Charlie Ballou called us. So sorry we cannot attend her funeral but, you and you're family will be in our prayers. We'll visit with you when we get back to Lake Amelia. We have wonderful memories of playing cards and going to Torgies and the Legion with you. Our deepest sympathy to you, Brian and the whole family.

Janis Mamayek and family
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
My memories of Marcella are filled with her perpetual smile and many 'do good' acts!
She'll be missed but will live on in the Stager family story beloved by all.
Uncle Ron - may you feel comfort in knowing she is at rest. Big hugs, warm thoughts.

Linda Osborne
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, Ron. God's blessing on you and your family. Linda and Lou Osborne from Stuart Place

Tamara Tammen
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Steve and Tammy Tammen.

Our Deepest Sympathy love, Steve and Tammy Tammen &Family

Barb ad Bob Goldentein
   Posted Sun May 07, 2017
Sorry for your loss Ron.

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