Marcella Kostlan was born on September 29, 1922, along with her twin sister, Marion, the daughter of Louis and Blanche (Sevcik) Halupnik. She grew up on a farm north of Traer and graduated from Traer High School. On October 15, 1947, Marcella was united in marriage to Marvin Kostlan and the couple made their home on a farm near Buckingham. Three children were born to this union, Robert Bruce, Susan, and John “Artie.” Robert died from complications at birth. Marcella was a farm wife and later worked at Whannel’s Hardware. Marvin died in 1991. In 1994, Marcella moved to Traer and lived in the house her mother had lived in for 50 years. In 2002, she moved to Sunrise Hill Care Center. Marcella died at the age of 95 on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Robert; and brothers and sisters. Marcella is survived by her daughter, Susan (Mike) Warrens; a son, John (Diane); a granddaughter, Kim (Mike) Degner; two great grandchildren, Miles and Mason; a sister, Marion Samo; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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