Marcie Wolsted, 96, of Harmony
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:22 AM
Marcie Wolsted, 96, of Harmony and formerly of Rochester, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Kenosha, Wis., to Clarence and Clare (DeRocher) VanEssen.
She graduated from Brainerd High School in Brainerd and attended the University of Minnesota where she met her future husband, Rod Wolsted.
They were married Feb. 21, 1939, in Brainerd.
She enjoyed spending time with her family in Harmony and their home at Round Lake by Brainerd. She also enjoyed playing cards with her family, was an avid reader and worked crossword puzzles.
She and her husband traveled throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. She was active in civic and youth organizations in Harmony. She was a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as its first president after World War II. In 1985 she moved from Harmony to Rochester where she developed many close friends. She returned to Harmony in March of 2014.
She is survived by two children, Michael (Donna) Wolsted of Minneapolis and Barb (Jeff) Soma of Harmony; six grandchildren, Michele, Lori, B.J., Joel, Lisa and Lynn; four great-grandchildren, Matt, Dan, Katie and Bailey and a sister, Gloria VanEssen of Harmony.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Rod in 1982; a son, David in 1974 and a brother and sister-in-law, William and Patricia VanEssen.
Memorial services will be Monday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at Nativity Church in Harmony with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial in Big Springs Cemetery, rural Harmony, will occur at a later date.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony is assisting the family.