Marcella Mikkelson

Marcella Ann Mikkelson, 89, Stanley, N.D., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Mountrail Bethel Home, Stanley. Funeral services will be held on Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, Stanley. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Stanley, following the service. Visitation will be today, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Springan Funeral Home, Stanley.

Marcella was born on July 6, 1924, in Blaisdell, N.D., to Oliver and Minnie (Goettle) Neether. She attended public school in Stanley through the 11th grade. At age 18 she married Melvin Rogstad and they farmed in the Stanley area. Marcella and Melvin had 3 children, Marvin, Earl and Mary.

Marcella later worked at department stores while living in Minot. She returned to Stanley and worked as cook at various businesses. Marcella also worked as a cook at the Stanley hospital until her retirement. She enjoyed collecting dolls, gardening, cooking for family and fishing. She had spent the last 10 years at Mountrail Bethel Home, Stanley.

She is survived by: her children, Marvin (Billie), Hernando, Miss., Earl, of Stanley, and Mary, Bismarck; grandchildren, James Cope, Andy Eliason, Amber Mackay, John Rogstad, Patrick Rogstad, Michael Rogstad, Priscilla Bonaparte, Randy Walker and Tim Walker; great-grandchildren, Hunter Cope, Hudson Cope, Taylyn Cope, Brynnlee Mackay, Evon Rogstad, Josh Bonaparte, Camron Williams, Adam Walker, Kelsey Walker, Chance Walker, Haley Walker and Emma Walker.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

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