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Marceline Stone

Marceline "Marcie" I. Garner Stone, age 94, of Atwater and formerly of Two Harbors, died Friday morning, April 28, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. www.petersonbrothers.com

Marceline Ione Garner Stone was born on December 4, 1922, in Pennock, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Larsen) Helmer. She grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington High School. Following graduation, Marcie moved to Bremerton, Washington to work in the Navy shipyards. In 1941, Marcie was united in marriage to George Garner and they made their home in the Atwater community. Marcie worked as a bookkeeper at Broman Oil Company and as a secretary at the Atwater Public Schools. In 1973, they moved to Two Harbors and owned and operated the Rustic Inn Café. In 1991, George passed away. In 1993, Marcie was married to Theodore Stone and they lived in Arizona. While living in Arizona, she was employed at Fry's as a greeter. In 2012, they moved to Atwater and Theodore passed away later that year. Marcie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed all types of sports but especially was a Minnesota Timberwolves fan. Her hobbies included playing card games and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her three children, Sandy Edwards of Atwater, Jeff (and Bonnie) Garner of Two Harbors and Ron (and Kathy) Garner of Atwater; three grandchildren, Michael Garner, Emily Wilson and Joel Edwards; six great grandchildren, Kayla, Krystal, Hunter, Lily, Joey and Quinn and one great great granddaughter, Kya. Also surviving is one brother, Ronald (and Sally) Helmer of Brainerd and two sisters, Ramona Whipps of New Prague and Donna Anderson of Arizona, besides other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sisters, Sally Stavos and Beverly Welch; one brother, Michael Helmer and one grandson, James Garner.

Cemetery Details

Union Cemetery

Atwater, MN, 56209


APR 6. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church

300 3rd Street South

Atwater, MN, US, 56209


APR 6. 11:00 AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church

300 3rd Street South

Atwater, MN, US, 56209


MAY 3. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Atwater Funeral Home

508 Atlantic Avenue West

Atwater, MN, US, 56209

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Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Marcy's family. We did not know her personally but heard so many good things from Her son Ron and Kathy and family. Peace to you.Gary and Mary Grams

GARY & Mary Grams - April 30, 2017 at 09:38 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to Marci's family; I delivered meals to her on Fridays for the past several years, and I will truly miss her smile and her greeting me with "How are you doing today, darlin'?" Joan GatzmeyerAtwater, MN

Joan Gatzmeyer - May 05, 2017 at 03:00 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Just heard today that Marcie passed away. Such a great loss to everyone that knew her. She was always such a loving and caring person. We will miss her deeply.Sue Stone

Susan Stone - May 12, 2017 at 06:14 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

March was such a considerate, warm and classy lady. She enjoyed visiting and a good chuckle. My condolences to her family.

Sharyl Helheson - May 22, 2017 at 06:58 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM