Marcella Quillin

Marcella Edith Quillin passed peacefully November 28, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society - Waukon. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Marcella was born in Spring Grove, MN January 31, 1928 to Ed and Jane (Reburn) Kubitz. The family soon moved east of Waukon and farmed on Sherman Ridge. Besides farming, she worked at the Soda Grill and Piggly Wiggly grocery store. During WWII Marcella and her sisters worked in San Diego, CA at Consolidated Aircraft as part of the war effort.
Marcella married Ben Quillin September 26, 1949 at St Patrick’s Church in Lanesboro, MN. They settled in Harpers Ferry.
Marcella helped her sister-in-law, Kate, in the Quillin Cafe, while Ben was mayor and the local barber. Marcella was very proud that she was the first American Legion Auxiliary president in Harpers Ferry. Ben and Marcella raised six boys, Mike, Pat, Kevin, Tim, Terry and Sean, and one daughter, Molly, all of whom are still living.
In 1965 the family moved to Waukon, where Marcella operated The Wigwam, a teenage hangout with pool tables, pinball machines, burgers and malts. Later she operated the Buckaroo bar beneath the Quillin’s grocery store and worked at Northern Engraving for many years.
Marcella was always busy in the garden or cooking in the kitchen. Cooking was her passion because it made her family and friends happy. Ben and Marcella loved to fish and could be seen on the Mississippi most sunny days.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben; her brothers, Bob and Bud (Allen); her sisters, Lavone, Betty and Donna. She is survived by her sister, Marge; and her seven children, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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