May 17, 2022 at 7:02 p.m.
Marcella C. Tabatt, 80, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully May 11, 2022, at CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre.
A visitation with a sharing time was May 15 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre, followed by a lunch and gathering at the American Legion in Sauk Centre.
Marcella Catherine Tabatt was born April 26, 1942, in Litchfield, to Cyril and Barbara (Theis) Ficker. She grew up in Litchfield on the family farm with her 12 siblings. Marcella attended school until the eighth grade and then joined the work force at the poultry factory in Litchfield. She was united in marriage to Alfred Tabatt Aug. 28, 1962, in Madelia, and later divorced in 2004. She lived a busy life raising eight children, growing large gardens, canning most everything she grew, baking bread and rolls nearly every day and sewing many quilts. Marcella rejoined the work force at Jennie-O-Foods in Melrose and then retired.
She was a member of Kingdom Hall-Jehovah’s Witness in Sauk Centre.
Survivors include her children, Sheila (David) Eke of Sauk Centre, Alfred (Lonna) Tabatt of Albany, Joe (Carol) Tabatt of Sauk Centre, Matthew (Denise) Tabatt of Gillette, Wyoming, Jim (Melodie) Tabatt of Melrose, Marcy (Craig) Dragseth of Melrose, Joan Tabatt of Sauk Centre, and Arnie Tabatt of Alexandria; grandchildren Kyle (Gaby) Tabatt, LeAnna (Paul) Cline, Christopher (Kassidy) Tabatt, Spencer Eke, Kayla Bueckers, Mercedes Eke, Breanna Dragseth, Belle Tabatt, Kirsten Dragseth and Brandon Dragseth; great-grandchildren Ryleigh Tabatt, Ana Bueckers, Teagan Tabatt, Chloe Bueckers, Chase Tabatt and Prairie Cline; siblings Mary Jane Klosher, Eileen (Fay) Theel, Joe Ficker, Dick (Shar) Ficker, Delrose (Ed) Fuchs, Caroline Ficker, Alice Poshek, Roger (Sandy) Ficker, Conrad (Jane) Ficker, Pat (Tony) Gueningsman and Ken (Patty) Ficker.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Arnie Tabatt, sister Lucille Wurzburger; infant sister, Juliann Ficker; and great granddaughter, Sage Tabatt.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.