Marcella Brown

DEVILS LAKE Marcella Brown, 99, Devils Lake, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in a Rugby hospital.

She was born Jan. 12, 1914, to Carrie and Dr. Frank Rutten, in Crary. Following her mother’s death when Marcella was 1 year old, she and her sister, Marguerite, were placed with the Valentine and Josephine Walters family of Devils Lake. She married Joseph Steffan and he died in 1967. She later married Jerome Brown.

Survivors: son, Charles Steffan, Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughter, Pamela Odegaard, Rugby; stepdaughters, Vally Hennings, Arlington, Wash., Kari Ward, Thief River Falls, Minn., Karla Fisk, Fargo; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

Funeral: Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake.

Burial: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Devils Lake.

Visitation: Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.

Rosary and Scripture service: Friday, 5 p.m., in the funeral home.