Marcella H. Culbertson, age 85, of Wabasha, formerly of Wells, died Tuesday morning, December 26, 2006, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Wabasha. She was born May 28, 1921, in Wells, the daughter of Henry and Lydia (Schultz) Gaines. She was a graduate of Wells High School. She married Lester Culbertson October 25, 1944, in Blue Earth. The family lived in Wells until moving to Rochester in 1960. They moved to Wabasha in 1966.
Marcella was a member of the Wells Assembly of God Church in Wells. She was also an active member of the Wabasha TOPS organization. She enjoyed baking, especially cake making. She also enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband, Lester Culbertson, Wabasha, MN; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Monica Culbertson, Tacoma, WA, Harold and Kathy Culbertson, Torrance, CA, Randy and Julie Culbertson, Columbus, OH, Steven (Kathy Daniels) Culbertson, Cannon Falls, MN, Charles and Theresa Culbertson, Raleigh, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Larry Hanson, Wabasha, MN; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. One daughter, Pamala, three sisters and five brothers preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at 1:30pm at the Wells Assembly of God Church in Wells with Pastor Merwin Miller officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Wells. Friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Friday, January 5, 2007, from 4-7pm and at the church in Wells on Saturday one hour before the service. Personal messages may be sent to the family at www.abbottfh.com. The Abbott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.