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Marcella M. Brown

November 27, 1921 — April 15, 2023

Pipestone, Minnesota

Marcella M. Brown

Marcella Mae Brown was born to Lyman and Marcella (Fitzgerald) Plimpton on November 27, 1921 in Garretson, South Dakota where she was raised. She attended school in Garretson, De Smet, South Dakota and Dell Rapids, South Dakota. On November 12, 1941 Marcella was united in marriage to Earl Brown in Garretson. The couple then moved to Sioux Falls in 1943 where Marcella did child daycare for years. They then moved to Sioux City, Iowa in 1966 where Earl worked for the railroad while Marcella stayed home raising their growing family.  After Earl’s retirement from the railroad company, the couple moved to Hatton, North Dakota. The couple remained living there until 1989, when they moved to Jasper, Minnesota to be closer to family.  After the sudden and tragic loss her husband in 2002, Marcella remained at home until moving into the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone.  Early in the morning of April 15, 2023, Marcella peacefully passed from this life and joined her husband Earl in the arms of her Lord and Savior at the age of 101 years, 5 months, and 19 days. 

Marcella was an active member of St. Rose of Lima in Jasper. While living in Jasper she was an avid crocheter and had a love for sewing quilts. She used her skills to make many beloved gifts for her family.

Marcella is lovingly remember by her daughter, Marie Schwebach of Adrian, Minnesota; son-in-law, Glenn Anderson Sr. of Ihlen, Minnesota; son-in-law Bruce Medema of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; children, Lyman (Joy) Brown, Barbara Anderson, and Rose Mary Medema; grandchildren Pat Schwebach, Rickie Lee, Lyman Brown Jr., and Dawn; her parents Lymon and Marcella; and all of her brothers and sisters Joan Eitreim, Eileen Smith, James Plimptom, and Robert Plimpton.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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