Marcella Reece

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

June 14, 1925 - July 13, 2011

Funeral services for Marcella Reese, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Spirit Lake, were held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Union Memorial Church in Estherville. Burial was at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

Marcella Ilean Reese was born June 14, 1925 in Pocahontas, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Mary Ernst. She attended country school in Pocahontas.

On February 4, 1951, Marcella was united in marriage to Raymon Reese in Algona. Marcella lived in Pocahontas, Mallard, Halfa and Graettinger. She then moved to Jackson, Minn. where they farmed. At retirement, Marcella moved to Estherville, and then to Phoenix, Ariz. in 2001. Marcella enjoyed knitting, crocheting, puzzle books, gardening and spending time with her family.

Marcella passed away July 13, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz.

She is survived by her son, Louis and his wife, B'Ann, of Pheonix; daughter, Lois of Mankato, Minn.; brother, Everett and his wife, Evelyn, of Pocahontas, and sister, Bernadaine of Pocahontas.

Marcella was preceded in death by her husband, Raymon; parents; brothers, William and Frank; sisters, Mary, Bertha and Ruth.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at