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April 22, 1920 – Friday, January 6, 2017

Service Information
St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lakeville, MN
Thursday, Januray 12, 2017
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, January 12, 2017
one hour prior

20165 Heath Avenue
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Marella F. Kemmer, age 96, of Lakeville, Minnesota
& formerly of Moorhead, Minnesota died Friday, January 6, 2017.

She was born on April 22, 1920 in Chatham
Township, Wright County the daughter of
Francis “Shorty” & Stella Lemieux
DeMarais. “Shorty” DeMarais worked for
many years on the Soo Line Railroad and his
family made their home during those years
in North Dakota.

Marella graduated from North Dakota’s
Enderlin High School in 1938.
On November 10, 1943, Marella F. DeMarais & Elroy C. Kemmer were joined in holy marriage in Moorhead, Minnesota. God blessed their marriage with three sons.

Marella was formerly employed as a
beautician for thirty years in Fargo, North Dakota.

She was fond of the farm, being a beautician, dogs, reading and dominos. She enjoyed life especially her family and friends.

Survived by son Roger and daughter-in-law Janine Kemmer; a son Bob Kemmer; and a daughter-in-law Jean Kemmer; grandchildren: Dean (Karen) Kemmer, Michelle Kemmer, David (Dawn) Kemmer, Jeff (Sarah) Kemmer, Christie (Jayson) Stiefel, Bradley Kemmer and Kristina Lund (Andrew Masters); great grandchildren: Alan Kemmer, Taylor Stiefel, Stella Kemmer and Johan Lund; many dear friends, especially Dee Bergquist.

Preceded in death by her husband: Elroy C. Kemmer on January 15, 1992, a son Richard, her parents, and by a brother Roger DeMarais.

Funeral Services for Marella Kemmer will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Avenue, in Lakeville on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

Interment Moorhead Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the church in Lakeville one hour prior to funeral services.

Casket Bearers will be Dean Kemmer, David Kemmer, Jeff Kemmer, Bradley Kemmer, Jayson Stiefel and Christi Stiefel.

Memorials are preferred to Animal Humane Society or to Trinity Terrace & Care Center.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Desiree Bergquist

    I will miss her so much. We enjoyed many days together over the last 5 yrs. So many wonderful memories that I will hold dear in my heart. I will love her always “D”

  2. Robert Murphy & Anna Shortall

    Our sympathy to Roger and Janine at this sad time.

  3. Jane Morley

    Bob, so sorry for your loss. I hope all of the good memories of your mom will help you deal with your loss. I thought it was so wonderful when you would go visit your mom every Wed. after work. I’m sure your mom looked forward to each Wednesday, she probably made your favorite meals.

    Sincere Sympathy,
    Jane Morley

  4. Robert and Patricia Daleiden

    We send our sincere condolences and sympathy. You’re in our prayers. Robert Daleiden and family

  5. Johnson, Don and Mary

    What a special lady she was. Extending our deepest sympathy to all of you. In our opinion, she was the kind of “Mom” everyone should have had. Treasure your memories of her.

  6. Donald Johnson

    She was a very special lady to us. In our opinion, she was the kind of “Mom” everyone should have had. Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you. Treasure your memories of her always. Don and Mary

  7. Mary Wentzell

    A very hard working lady with a lot of energy and thought she should be busy. We had many wonderful years together. We also had great times with Stella. We all have great memories together.


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