Marcella Selberg

Marcella A. Selberg, 93, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Wayne Ellingson and Pastor Keith Selberg officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Marcella Adeline (Kolsrud) Selberg was born March 20, 1925 in Waterville, the daughter of Sidney and Martha (Gulrud) Kolsrud. She was baptized April 13, 1925 and confirmed July 3, 1938 at Waterville Lutheran Church. Marcella attended Waterville Elementary School and graduated from Waterville High School in 1942, where she was active in band, chorus, drama and athletics.

December 28, 1952, she married Paul Selberg at Waterville Lutheran Church. They were blessed with three children, Kevin, Kyle and Nyla. They farmed together on the Selberg family farm for 57 years, where they raised dairy cows, beef cattle and hogs.

Marcella was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and its ladies circles and altar guild, and she served on many other committees. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, baking, reading, playing cards and visiting with family and friends. Marcella loved her grandchildren and was always interested in all of their activities. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Survivors include her children: Kevin (Judy) Selberg of Waukon, Kyle Selberg of Riverside and Nyla (Keith) Kennard of Coppell, TX; seven grandchildren: Erik Selberg, Laura (Jason) Timler, Paul and Andrew Selberg, Katharine (David) Rosenthal, and Aaron and Nathan Kennard; one great-granddaughter, Amelia Timler; and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, who died in 2009; a great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Timler; and her father- and mother-in-law, Fred and Nettie Selberg.

Honorary casketbearers were Katharine Rosenthal and Laura and Amelia Timler. Casketbearers were Erik, Paul and Andrew Selberg, Aaron and Nathan Kennard, Jason Timler and David Rosenthal.

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