Saturday, March 10, 2012



AGE: 94

ADDRESS: W3081 Colwell Lane Medford Town of Browning Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:12 A.M. Friday, March 9 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 14 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 13 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:45 P.M. Rosary Service. Also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, March 14 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 5, 1917 in the Town of Little Black, Medford, Taylor County

EDUCATION: Attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 20, 1936 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Carl E. Noland, they were married for 62 years and raised 11 children. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1998.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Marcella started taking sewing lessons in 1931 in Medford from Mrs. Malchow, a friend of her mothers. She became a talented seamstress, sewing her own wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses for her wedding. Immediately following their marriage, they lived in the City of Medford until 1946, when they then purchased the farm Carl had worked on as a hired hand as a teenager in the Town of Browning. In 1981, they moved off the farm to their log home that they built, and Marcella lived there until the time of her death. Marcella was a great cook and loved to bake. Homemade bread, pies and cookies, especially her decorated cutout Christmas cookies were her specialty, and her family’s favorite, butterscotch pudding dessert. No gathering was complete without it. She loved to garden raising most of the family’s produce in their own garden where she would then can and freeze it. She gardened until the age of 92. Marcella will be missed for her gentle smiles, her compassion and kindness she showed to everyone, love of family, and her unending faith.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
Past Member: Our Lady of Perpetual help, Whittlesey

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 7 Sons: Robert (Delores), Lester (Joyce), Lee (Nancy), David (Sharon), Patrick (Audrey), Michael (Christine) Noland all of Medford and Lorin “Larry”(Linda) Noland of Kent, Washington
4 Daughters: Esther (Peter) Henrichs, Sharon (James) Frischmann and Sandy (Don) Erl all of Medford and Margaret “Maggie” (David) Dahl of North Mankato, Minnesota

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandson: Daniel Erl in 2000; 2 Great-Grandchildren: Amanda Anderson in 1982 and Lucas Henrichs in 1996.


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Raymond Rothamer of Muskego, Melvin (Mildred) Rothamer of Janesville, Ted Rothamer of Elkton, MD and Gene (Shirle) Rothamer of Medford
Also survived by many Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends.

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Dorothy Laher and Harriet Laher

DECEASED FATHER: George Rothamer
DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Rothamer (Maiden Name: Forst)

PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Brian, Matthew, Travis and Randy Noland, Steven Henrichs, Mike Frischmann and Jeremy Erl.

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Marcella’s name to Hope Hospice, Medford or Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford.
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