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Marsha Rooda

Marsha J. Rooda, age 58, of Willmar, died Wednesday morning, May 27, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Marsha Jean Rooda was born on March 15, 1957 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Sidney and Marion J. (Lang) Rooda and the family moved to Willmar that same year. Marsha grew up in Willmar, received her education and graduated from Willmar High School in 1975. She continued her education attending nursing school in Mankato. She was 2 months short of graduating when she had a back injury and had to leave school. She then attended and graduated from dental assistant school. Marsha made her home in Minneapolis for a time and worked at an automotive dealership. She returned to Willmar, did day care at her home, worked at the prison in Appleton, was a nurses aid at Rice Care Center and for about the last 15 years was an Billing Account Representative for Rice Home Medical.

Marsha loved being with her family and friends and enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, flowers and watching her favorite programs on TV.

She is survived by her parents, Sid and Marion Rooda of Willmar; one brother, Gerald (and Vickie) Rooda of Willmar; four nephews and one niece. Also surviving are very special friends, Lavonne Bourne of Willmar, Rose Broesder of Kandiyohi and Shawna Schwartz of Willmar, besides other relatives and friends.

Marsha was preceded in death by her grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Cemetery Details

Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery
3003 8th Avenue NE
Willmar, MN, 56201


MAY 29. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


MAY 30. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church

312 SW 6th St

Willmar, MN, US, 56201



MAY 30. 11:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church

312 SW 6th St

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate Marsha's life here on earth. Blessed are the memories. Lucille Wubben

Lucille Wubben - May 29, 2015 at 04:42 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Marsha was a person with a huge heart and it showed. Will miss her humor and smile. My sympathy to friends and her family she held so dear.

Sheila Stredde - May 28, 2015 at 03:04 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Marsha was a very caring person. If you needed anything she would try to help. She will be missed. My sympathy to her family and friends. Sandy Lindemeier

Sandy Lindemeier - May 27, 2015 at 08:51 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of Marsha's family and friends. She was a very kind, caring person who will be missed. Regina Mulder

Regina Mulder - May 28, 2015 at 11:37 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Marsha was always such a spitfire, but yet gentle and sweet at the same time. She was a great friend, and will be missed but not forgotten :)Bri

Bri - May 28, 2015 at 06:18 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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May 28, 2015 at 10:41 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Oh, Marci, 42 years of friendship was not enough!! I will really miss you, girl. We had so many good times and you were always there to help with my kids when they were growing up. I have missed you for so long and was anxious to get home to MN after 20 years in Michigan. I know you are in the better place with no more pain. You promised to be there for me when it's my turn with bells on. Rest in peace, and may God hold you in the palm of his hand til we meet again.With so much love,Your friend always,Nancy Patton

Nancy Patton - May 29, 2015 at 05:10 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Marci- You were such a caring person with the biggest heart ever! I know that when I was a small child you were always there to help care for me and I am forever Thankful! I will always remember the fun times when we were all together at the campground! Uncle Sid & Aunt Marion I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts & prayers are with you!Wendy Smith LeRoy

Wendy Smith LeRoy - May 29, 2015 at 05:42 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM