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1937 Marcella 2021

Marcella Mae Grangruth

May 5, 1937 — January 24, 2021

Marcella was born in Wadena county on May 5, 1937 to Otto and Eva Salminen and peacefully entered Heavens gates on January 24, 2021. Marcella went to Menahga High School, from there she went up to the Iron Range and worked for Cluett and Peabody Company for a few years. She returned to Menahga and met Arvid Roth, from Park Rapids. They were married on December 17, 1955 and were blessed with 5 children: Michael, Patricia, Debra, Pamela, and Timothy. They lived in Sioux City, Iowa for a short time and then moved to Sepulveda, California for a couple of years. They eventually moved back to Minnesota and lived in Circle Pines for 14 years. After her marriage ended with Arvid, Marcella returned to Menahga. She met Armas Grangruth and the were married in 1972. After 14 years of marriage Armas lost his battle with cancer. Marcella lived alone in Menahga until she was called home to be with Jesus. She was preceded in death by her father, Otto and her mother, Eva Salminen, her brother, Verdie Salminen, grandchildren, Cassidy Tools, Jesse Roth, Brandon Nunemaker and her nephew Christopher Salminen. She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Michael (Kay), Patricia (James), Debra (Bruce), Pamela (Butch) and Timothy (Laura); 9 grandchildren; Eric Wirkkala, Jessica Wirkkala, Bryanna Pellizzer, Dalton Ellis, Kayleigh Ellis, Lacey Gershenson, Rebecca Roth, Brooke Doheman and Shawn Roth; 12 great-grandchildren; Samantha Olson, Emily Olson, Adrian Lampkin-Wirkkala, Victoria Wirkkala-Landeros, Emiliya Pellizzer, Sebastian Pellizzer, Genesis Mae Ellis, Finn Gershensen, Hazel Gershensen, Cameron Doheman, and Bailey Doheman; and 2 great-great grandchildren; Jesse Roth, Ava Lynn Keiser, 4 nieces and nephews; Wade (Alicia) Salminen., Virgil Salminen, Melissa (Dave) Hallberg and Cynthia (Vasilios) Maroulas. Funeral services are set for 11 AM Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the First English Lutheran Church of Menahga with Reverend James Hallaway officiating. Visitation will begin at the church one hour prior. Interment will be made in the Alajoki Cemetery north of Menahga. The casket bearers will be nephews and friends. To leave online condolences or to view the video tribute please visit www.cardinipearson.com
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