Marcella June Fjeld


Marcella June Fjeld, 89 of Floodwood passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born June 12, 1931 in Munich, North Dakota to Diedrich and Kathryn (Pankratz) Adrian. In 1947 the family moved to Floodwood and Marcella graduated from Floodwood High School in 1949. On October 14, 1949 she married Donald Fjeld whom she had met at a Youth for Christ meeting in Duluth.

Marcella enjoyed taking care of her family. She tended to her large vegetable garden and flower garden. She was often found in the kitchen cooking or baking. Monday was bread baking day and she always had a fresh loaf right out of the oven for the kids when they came home from school. She also enjoyed quilting. Marcella was a member of New Life Community Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

Marcella was preceded in death by her son, Robert; an infant brother, Alvin; and three brothers-in-law, Richard Johnson, George Jones and Dowie Kuiper.

She is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband of 70 years, Don; her children, Ruth (Bob) Riddell of Grand Rapids, Patricia (John) Cronk of Deer Creek, Wayne (Debbie) Fjeld and Larry (Bonnie) Fjeld both of Floodwood, and Betty (Bob) Wolfenden of Wadena; daughter-in-law, Pattie Fjeld of Floodwood; brother, Richard (Jan) Adrian of Casper, Wyo.; sisters, Elda Kuiper of Mount Pleasant, Wisc., Carol Johnson of Cloquet, and Frances Jones of Texas; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren with one more on the way; and one great great grandson.

Visitation: 1:00 until the 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service Saturday, June 20, 2020 in New Life Community Church in Floodwood. Inurnment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Van Buren Township. The family knows and understands that due to COVID 19 some may not be able to attend. Please keep the family in your thoughts. Letters and cards of condolence may be sent to the family c/o Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet, MN 55720. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see

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