Marcella Wenninger, New Ulm

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Marcella Wenninger, 82, of New Ulm, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at her home.  
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter presiding. Burial followed at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, and 7 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm. A parish prayer service was at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Marcella Clara Hillesheim, the daughter of John and Lillian (Berg) Hillesheim, was born February 16, 1929, in New Ulm where she spent her youth and attended District 6 country school. She was united in marriage to Raymond Wenninger September 14, 1949, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Together, the couple farmed in Sibley County near Lafayette until retiring in 1999. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1999. Marcella moved to New Ulm after her husband’s death December 6, 2001. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm where she was active in the Christian Mothers. She was a former member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette. Marcella enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening.
 Survivors include her daughters, Bernette Puncochar and her husband, Ernie, of Maple Lake; Bonita Brandel and her husband, Don, of Shakopee; Jane Beranek and her husband, Tom, of New Ulm; Brenda Berens and her husband, Doug, of Prior Lake; Joleen Wilson and her husband, Craig, of Lafayette; sons, Glenn Wenninger and his wife, Kathy, of Lafayette; Leslie Wenninger and his wife, Jami, Leon Wenninger and his wife, Teresa, all of New Ulm; Kevin Wenninger and his wife, Barb, of Winthrop; John Wenninger and his wife, Paula, of Lafayette; 28 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Holm of New Ulm, Gladys Salfer and her husband, Kenneth, of Wabasso; brothers, Leo Hillesheim and his wife, Margaret, Lester Hillesheim and his wife, Catherine, all of New Ulm; sister-in-law, Elaine Hillesheim of New Ulm; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harry Stueber and his wife, Loretta, of St. Paul, Darlene Schmidt and her husband, James, of New Ulm; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
 In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Vera Hoffmann and her husband, Albert, Irene Schlumpberger and her husband, Arthur; brother, Erwin Hillesheim; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry Holm, Thelma Hillesheim, Melvin Wenninger and his wife, Mary Ann, Leonard Wenninger, and Vernon Wenninger. 
Marcella Wenninger, 82, of New Ulm, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at her home.  
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter presiding. Burial followed at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, and 7 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm. A parish prayer service was at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Marcella Clara Hillesheim, the daughter of John and Lillian (Berg) Hillesheim, was born February 16, 1929, in New Ulm where she spent her youth and attended District 6 country school. She was united in marriage to Raymond Wenninger September 14, 1949, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Together, the couple farmed in Sibley County near Lafayette until retiring in 1999. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1999. Marcella moved to New Ulm after her husband’s death December 6, 2001. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm where she was active in the Christian Mothers. She was a former member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette. Marcella enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening.
 Survivors include her daughters, Bernette Puncochar and her husband, Ernie, of Maple Lake; Bonita Brandel and her husband, Don, of Shakopee; Jane Beranek and her husband, Tom, of New Ulm; Brenda Berens and her husband, Doug, of Prior Lake; Joleen Wilson and her husband, Craig, of Lafayette; sons, Glenn Wenninger and his wife, Kathy, of Lafayette; Leslie Wenninger and his wife, Jami, Leon Wenninger and his wife, Teresa, all of New Ulm; Kevin Wenninger and his wife, Barb, of Winthrop; John Wenninger and his wife, Paula, of Lafayette; 28 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Holm of New Ulm, Gladys Salfer and her husband, Kenneth, of Wabasso; brothers, Leo Hillesheim and his wife, Margaret, Lester Hillesheim and his wife, Catherine, all of New Ulm; sister-in-law, Elaine Hillesheim of New Ulm; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harry Stueber and his wife, Loretta, of St. Paul, Darlene Schmidt and her husband, James, of New Ulm; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
 In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Vera Hoffmann and her husband, Albert, Irene Schlumpberger and her husband, Arthur; brother, Erwin Hillesheim; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry Holm, Thelma Hillesheim, Melvin Wenninger and his wife, Mary Ann, Leonard Wenninger, and Vernon Wenninger. 
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