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Marcella Krambeer

SHELLSBURG — Marcella (Olson) Krambeer, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at home following a sudden illness.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg, with Pastor Mike Ferguson officiating.

Marcella was born March 31, 1943, in Britt to Oscar and Anna (Gansveld) Olson. She graduated from Britt High School. Marcella was united in marriage to George H. Krambeer Jr. on Sept. 16, 1960, at the Britt United Methodist Church. George preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2010.

Marcella loved to spend time crocheting, gardening, canning and feeding her birds. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and would not miss a game on TV. Marcella also enjoyed watching NASCAR. Most of all she loved to cook and bake for her family and spend time with her grandchildren.

Marcella is survived by her son, Cary and special friend, Cindy of Cedar Rapids; her daughters, Sandra of Shellsburg and Rhonda (Jeff) Sojka of Vinton; her grandchildren, Christopher (Anna) Sojka; Ashley, Cody and Colton Sojka and Dustin Krambeer; her great-granddaughter, Gracie Mae Sojka; her brother, Kenney (Charlotte) Olson of Mason City; her sisters, Betty Lowe, Arlene Schutjer and Marjorie Halfpop, both of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her very special poodle, Ginger, who rarely left her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and several brothers and sisters.

Phillips Funeral Home – Vinton was in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left at


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