Marcella Petersen, 1916~2019

Marcella Petersen, 103, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 18, 2019.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1916 in Protivin, Iowa to Fred and Regina Sobolik Vachta, and was raised and educated there.

She was married to Chester Petersen on Nov. 11, 1942 in Reno, Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996. Her son, Bob, also preceded her in death in 2003.

Marcella is survived by her son, Bill Petersen (Sheri) of Gilbert, Arizona; her daughter, Jeanne Whitaker (Larry) of Moab; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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