FAIRMONT - Private family services for Marcella K. "Mugs" Chaffee, 97, of Granada, Minn., will be Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in the Center Creek Cemetery near Granada. Family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.
Marcella passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont, Minn. Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marcella Kathryn "Mugs" Chaffee was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Guckeen, Minn, the daughter of John and Grace (Sullivan) O'Connor. As a young girl, Mugs attended country school in Imogene, Minn.
On Jan. 8, 1939, Marcella was united in marriage to A.D. "Jim" Chaffee in Fairmont, Minn. Together the couple made their home on a farm near Granada and raised three children:?Bill, DeEtta and Curt. Mugs was a hard-working woman but took the most pride in taking care of her family. She was a fabulous cook and was always making goodies or meals for family get-togethers. Mugs' quiet time was spent feeding and watching birds.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, DeEtta Hannaman of Granada, Minn., and Curt Chaffee and his wife, Patricia of Granada; grandchildren, Jim Chaffee, Neil (Becky) Chaffee, and Chad (Dawn) Chaffee; step-grandchildren, Chad (Sarah) Prigge, Ryan (Erin) Prigge, and Shanna (Phil) Gonz, two great-grandchildren; twelve step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild; a sister, Betty (Russell) Mobry; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents, John and Grace O'Connor, Mugs was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. "Jim" Chaffee; a son, William Chaffee; and a sister, Beatrice.