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Obituary: M. Mardell Marsyla

M. Mardell Marsyla, formally of Kettle River, died peacefully Oct. 30, 2022, at the Villa Vista Cardinal Courts in Cromwell.

Mardell will be remembered by her family, friends, neighbors, and former colleagues for her quick wit and giving the best hugs.

Born Dec. 22, 1928, Mardell spent her life in Kettle River apart from living in the Twin Cities area for six months and the last 3½ years at Villa Vista.

Throughout her life, Mardell enjoyed traveling from Kettle River to Nelson's Resort on Crane Lake, and to Europe, primarily Germany.

Mardell took pride in her family and enjoyed spending time with her husband, favorite son, favorite grandson, and favorite granddaughter. After Mardell's first husband Toots passed away, Mardell married Bunky. Mardell often said how fortunate she was to have met two wonderful husbands.

Mardell was the first of her siblings born and last one to return home to be with her siblings. Mardell was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Bradley, Brian, Baxter, Harlan and Charles; her favorite sister, Julianna; and her husbands, John "Toots" Peura and Eugene "Bunky" Marsyla.

A gathering of family and friends with a luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The family has requested no floral arrangements or flowers.