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Marcella Holm

August 5, 1927 - May 25, 2022

Marcella Holm peacefully passed away May 25, 2022, at the Virginia Care Center at the age of 94.

She was born to Joseph and Elizabeth Jurek on Aug 4, 1927, in Sturgeon Lake, MN and was one of 8 children. They later moved to Cook, and she graduated from Cook High School.

Marcella married Gerald Holm in 1946 and was a loving and dedicated mother to a family of 7 children, whose needs she always put before her own.

Marcella worked at the Holy Spirit Church for over 36 years. She was the overseer of the Social Hall, she also cooked and worked in the kitchen there as well. She was one of the original coordinators of the “Pasty Project.” Marcella was a member of the Guild and was also a Religious Education teacher. Marcella also worked at the Hot dog stand / “Kosher Koney” at the Thunderbird Mall.

She enjoyed cooking, knitting and crocheting, sewing, gardening, doing puzzles, canning and blueberry picking. Mostly she loved spending time with her family and making their favorite meals. She was a Loyal and Loving servant to God.

Marcella is survived by her children: Les (Cindy) Holm, Shirley (Frank) Jennings, Tom Holm, Barb (Mick) Saari and Gerri Holm; 12 Grandchildren; 22 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her son, Larry; and daughter, Beth; her brothers: Eddie Jurek, Leonard Jurek, and Bob Jurek; and sisters: Stacy Chapik, Adeline Bondeson, Bernice Phillips, and Theresa Tammaro.

We would also like to thank the special Caregivers at the Virginia Care Center at Essentia Hospital.

The Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

7 thoughts on “Marcella Holm”

  1. Barb Saari says:

    Love and miss you so much already Mom..
    Rest in Peace…until we meet again

  2. Tracy Baker says:

    When I think of Marcella I think of lots of laughter and great conversation! And don’t forget the food!!!!
    She will be dearly missed. I would love to see the great celebration going on in heaven as they welcome her, to her new home in heaven. What a reunion!

  3. Kelly Nelson says:

    Barb, Gerrie & family; so sorry to hear of mom’s passing. She was a very wonderful lady, she always had a smile when I would talk to her. She always cherished you guys & you’s we’re always good to her. Rest In Peace Marcella, you were loved & will be missed buy a lot of family & friends. Love you guys cheech

  4. Heather Hill says:

    Hard to believe she’s gone. The most amazing person I had the honor to call my “Gramma”. She was kind to everyone,had a wonderful outlook on life, and was beautiful inside and out. I will miss her for many reasons. But whats stands out is how she took pleasure & loved the simplest things in life that many take for granted. As long as I live, you will be remembered. Rest easy sweet gram…”keep’er between the ditches. Love you so much,, you’re my favorite!” ♥️

  5. Todd Braun says:

    Such an incredibly kind and loving woman.

  6. Dick Finstad says:

    The Holms were neighbors and friends of my family in Bear River. After moving away we saw Marcella infrequently but those occasions were pleasant reunions. She was a lifelong friend of my parents Ted and Mary, and lived within a block of my wife Lynn’s family in Ridgewood.

    I remember Marcella showed her faith in God every day in practical ways, always being cheerful and friendly, and ready to help and comfort in times of sorrow. She will always be woven into my best memories.

  7. Mike Finstad says:

    I remember Marcella as the lady who lived down the highway from us in Bear River. She was kind to the chubby two-year old who’d come to her door for something to put on his saltine cracker.

    Each time I saw her after that, I felt she was still welcoming me as much as she did when I was two. She will be missed.

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Saturday 06/11/22 at 11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Church, 2nd Street South, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 AM