Marcella Fisher

November 26, 1921 ~ August 26, 2021 (age 99)


Marcella Fern “Marcie” (Morgart) Fisher passed away on Thursday, August 26 at Good Samaritan Assisted Living in Pine River, MN. Marcella was born November 26, 1921 near Oneida, SD to George and May (Mary Bannister) Morgart. Marcella attended one room rural schools in S.D. until the family moved to Minnesota in the late 1930's. She graduated from Hackensack High School, Walker Teacher Training and Bemidji State University. In 1971 she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  

Marcella was an educator for 33 years, teaching in one-room schools in Dorset and Osakis. The remainder of her teaching years were with 1st through 4th grade students at Pine River and Backus Schools. She retired from teaching in 1982.

Marcella married Oscar Fisher on December 22, 1951 in Hackensack, MN. David Anthony was born on October 22, 1958, and Jane Louise, May 7, 1960. Marcella partnered with Oscar on their dairy farm for over 50 years. She took charge of yard keeping, gardening, canning, flowers and the chicken coop. Marcella was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in McKinley Township. She attended neighborhood Bible study groups and was a member of the Sew & So's Extension Home study group of Cass County.

Marcella was a frequent patron and supporter of local libraries. She was the volunteer librarian for most of the 12 years she resided at Riverside Senior Living Apartments in Pine River, MN.

Marcella was preceded in death by husband, Oscar Fisher on May 31, 2006; her parents; sisters: Grace Fergerson, Dorothy Lee, Marjorie Kramer and Elaine Tusler; brothers: Herman, Glen, Wayne, Kenneth and Melvin.

Surviving are her children, Jane (Lee) Furuseth, parents of two daughters, Hilary (Rick) Kratzke and Johannah; David (Kathleen) Fisher, parents of Geoffrey (Susan) and Gillian.

Services 2 PM on Thursday, Sept. 2, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, McKinley Township, MN.

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