Marcella 'Sadie' Adel Teach, 91, of Osage, peace-fully passed into eternal life Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Essentia Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. with her loved ones at her side.
Marcella was born Feb. 18, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa to Fredric 'Fritz' and Adelia 'Daisy' (Mortens) Johannsen.
She graduated from Sioux City East High School in 1940, afterwards attending Denver University and the University of Iowa.
She was united in mar-riage to Frank G. Teach Sr., in 1943, an ensign in the Naval Air Corps. She was a housewife until she went to work at the Sioux City Consistory in the early 1960s.
Upon retirement she moved to Straight Lake, Osage, where they had been longtime summer residents.
Marcella loved the out-doors. She was a lifeguard and swimming instructor in her early years, active in the Cub and Boy Scouts program, secretary of the Sioux City PTA, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, St. Joseph's Hospital Gift Shop Volunteer, lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Crystal Rhythm Dance Club, and Osage Lions Club.
She loved the water and woods of Minnesota, bass fishing being a favorite pastime. Sadie also enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles and watching hummingbirds and loons.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frank Sr. in 1992.
She is survived by her sons, Frank, Jr. (Linda) and Fred (Marilyn); grandchildren, Tammy, Ryan, Kara (Colin) Warren and Kiley.
Funeral service: were held 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at Grace Community Church in Osage with Rev. Paul McKibben officiating. The organist was Dorothy Crook. Friend, Jerry Gorden was the soloist and sang, "On Eagles Wings" and "Let Not your Heart Be Troubled." The congregational hymns were, "Be Thou My Vision," "Hymn of Prom-ise" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Casketbearers: Ken and Donna Lymburner, David Lymburner, Margie Hall, Mary Holmer, Dave Schaum, Lou Mertz, and David Southward.
Honorary casketbear-ers: Paul Joyce and the Osage Lions Club.
Interment: was made in the Riverside Cemetery of Osage.
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