Marcella Jung, 86Marcella Dean Jung, 86, died Monday, May 28, 2012.
Marcella Dean Jung, 86, died Monday, May 28, 2012.
Marcella was born May 17, 1926 in Osakis, the daughter of Lester and Alice (Flynn) Fearing. She was raised and schooled in Glenwood.
For a short time she worked at Wimpy’s Café in Glenwood. During World War II, Marcella worked at the defense plant in St. Cloud, where she riveted airplane wings for fighter planes. She also worked in Minneapolis. Following the war Marcella traveled to Pierre, SD to pick potatoes but found work as a waitress at a fine dining restaurant near the state capital building. In the early 1950s, Marcella returned to Minnesota and began waitressing at the Log Cabin restaurant in Alexandria.
On September 4, 1954 Marcella was united in marriage to Kevin Jung. The couple made their home in Alexandria where they began raising a family. They were blessed with three children, twins Perry and Terry, and daughter, Susan. Marcella spent the next several years homemaking and raising her children.
In 1967 Marcella began a venture that was suited to her interests. She started Jung’s Secondhand Shop in Osakis. Marcella was always on the lookout for treasures at garage and rummage sales. She ran the shop for 30 years. In 1997 she retired when arson destroyed her shop.
Marcella also enjoyed building dollhouses and dollhouse furniture. She did other craftwork including ceramics and oil painting. Marcella enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish for sunfish on Union Lake in summer and winter. In her later years Marcella took up baking and cooking as a hobby. Her family loved her pancakes and lemon pie. She was always ready to try baking something new and different.
Her husband, Kevin Jung, and one sister, Ramona Bagstad, preceded her in death.
Marcella is survived by her two sons, Perry Jung of Ramsey and wife, Sue, of Alexandria, and Terry Jung of Alexandria; daughter, Susan Hedstrom and husband, Bennie, of Alexandria; nine grandchildren, Krisha, Chad, Amy, Nicole, Derrick, Heather, Rebecca, Holly and Brittnee; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marlin Fearing and wife, Holly, of Starbuck, and Gerald Fearing and wife, Pat, of Alexandria; four sisters, Geraldine Kirckoff of Minneapolis, Darlene Jenkins of Alexandria, Cheryl Kiecker and husband, Lyle, of Burnsville, and Cindy Bodeker of Sauk Centre; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Friday, June 1 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. The Rev. Mark Astrup officiated and Kristi Wussow provided music. Interment followed at Hudson Cemetery near Alexandria. Pallbearers included Heather Kanning, Rebecca Hedstrom, Holly Hedstrom, Krisha Friede, Brittnee Hedstrom, Amy Feaken, Nicole Feaken, Chad Jung and Derrick Jung.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.