Marcella M. Peppard

Marcella M. Peppard

FAIRMONT — A private family graveside service for Marcella “Marcy” M. Peppard, 91, of Mankato, Minn., formerly of Fairmont, will be held at Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont.

Marcella passed away Monday afternoon, May 18, 2020, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Mankato.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marcella Marie Abel was born March 28, 1929, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of William and Dorothy (Watts) Abel. Growing up, she attended school in Fairmont and was a member of the 1947 graduating class from Fairmont High School.

On Aug. 15, 1947, Marcy was united in marriage to George A. Peppard at the Granada Congregational Church. This union was blessed with two sons, Bill and Jerry. Marcy and George shared over 63 years of marriage together before his passing in 2010.

Marcy worked at 3M for 30 years before her retirement and helped on the family farm.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fairmont.

Marcy enjoyed spending time crafting and made many intricate things, as she was very detail-oriented and precise with everything. She loved being outside tending to her flowers. She was a talented cook and always made great Christmas dinners for her family. Marcy especially loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Bill Peppard and his wife, Pat of Mankato; grandchildren, Tammy Burger, Angela Blais, Shelly Tomforde and her husband, Bryan, Tonya Peppard and Jason Peppard; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dorothy Abel; husband, George Peppard; son, Jerry Peppard; and several brothers and sisters.