Marcella P. Pfotenhauer, age 82, of Escanaba and longtime Gladstone resident, died Thursday, October 20th, 2005 at Marquette General Hospital.
Marcella was born March 16th, 1923 in Escanaba, the daughter of Horace and Ruby (Manning) Provo was raised in Escanaba and was a 1941 graduate of the Escanaba High School.
She married Donald J. Pfotenhauer October 29th, 1943 and he preceded her in death September 30th, 1991.
In earlier times, Marcella was employed as a receptionist for the office of Dr. David Jondrow and later for the
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May God give you grace during this time of sorrow.
Will always remember your mother as a kind loving person of deep faith. I knew her for many years, her pride and love for her family was so evident. Will have masses at All Saints in her memory. Am unable to attend the funeral tonight but all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Your mom was a great person and always had a smile on her face. We missed seeing her at the office when she moved but she always came if we had a celebration for Dr. Dehlin here at the office she will be missed by many.
Lynn and Sue LaPlant
I will always remember Marcie’s kind personality and generous spirit. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.
Our hugs and condolences to the Photenhauer and Provo families.
Summers in Gladstone whether as boy’s playing in the woods hearing the resounding…”Donnieeeeee!!!” when she felt things were getting out of control with the various forts or other adventures … to the families enjoying the grandkids and get togethers…Marcie was gracious and loving. When we would have refreshments on the deck at the Kegel cabin we could always count on a wonderful and humorous exasperation at all the comings and goings of her three Photenhauer sons and their families. What great chuckles and the twinkle in her eyes!
We will miss her too!
Craig and Sharon Saline
Marcie is remembered as one of the sweetest natured classmates that I remember. She and Don used to come out to visit with the others, in Cornell, where I was from. I have pics of their wedding announcement, his war record, etc. if anyone would care for the collection, although you probably do have it all. She always seemed to have a smile for everyone.
Mary Lundgaard Schmidt
We have so many wonderful memories of Marcie and Don as “across the alley” neighbors. They were both truly special people and we feel so fortunate that they touched our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, their family.
George and Donna Becker
Dick, Tom, Don, and family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your mom was a wonderful person and a joy to have known. I had the opportunity to spend six years on the United Way Board with her. There wasn’t a meeting that she did not have everyone laughing. Members from that board still trade stories about her when they meet.
Your mom will be missed.
Brady and Julia Nelson