Dec. 24, 1915- Feb. 22, 2012
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian Burial for Maurice Eli Mercie, 96, of Marshall, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday with a 4 p.m. Rosary and a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall and will continue Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial is Monday at Calvary Catholic.
He died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall.
Maurice Eli Mercie was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Lyon County to August and Irma (Coens) Mercie. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley. Maurice attended Country School in rural Cottonwood / Green Valley area and St. Joseph School in Marshall. Sept. 12, 1944, Maurice was united in marriage to Agnes Christopherson in Milroy. Maurice farmed in the Cottonwood / Green Valley and Marshall areas until 1964. After farming and moving to Marshall, Maurice worked for Larson's Home Furniture until his retirement in 1980. After retirement he worked for Southwest Ford delivering cars and Schwan's Home Service delivering route trucks across the United States until 1997. Maurice enjoyed fishing for Northerns on Ten Mile Lake in Dalton, MN and for Walleye on Lake Miltona. He also enjoyed watching grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in high school basketball, softball, and rodeo. Maurice was a member of the Adult Community Center in Marshall where he enjoyed playing cards and a good game of pool. He was a great storyteller and prankster, especially after he and Agnes moved into Boulder Estates Retirement Home.
Survivors include his wife Agnes; two children Cheryl (and Tom) Brauer of Alexandria and Darrell (and Kitty) Mercie of Marshall; granddaughters Terri (and Terry) Halvorson of Madison and Shannon (and Troy) Bouman of Pipestone; five great-grandchildren Chelsey (and friend Travis Naab) Halvorson of Minnetonka, Jordan and Wyatt of Madison, Bailey (and friend Skyler Bloch) of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Boyer Bouman of Pipestone; and sister Irene (and Dick) Maertens of Marshall. Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, sister Madeline Kroger and brothers Joseph, Jerome, Gerard and George.
Blessed be the memory of Maurice Mercie.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors