Edward Marcotte, age 85, of Cambridge died June 29, 2015 at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 7th at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Don Wagner as Celebrant. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, with a Prayer Service at 6:30 PM, on Monday, July 6th at our Cambridge Chapel and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
Edward Theodore, “Ed, Eddie” Marcotte is survived by his six daughters and sons-in-law: Deb and Rick Ponto; Mary Marcotte; Lori Harris; Joni Marcotte; Susie and Dave Bruce; Shelle Nelson; Scott Nelson. 14 Grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren; His sister Elaine Campton; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Audrey Mayer: Marcia and Clark Bonniwell; Dale and Nancy Krebsbach; Shirley and Stephen Marconyak; Beverly and Corky Fitzgerald; Mary Ann and Mert Embree; Germaine Block; Doug and Kathy Krebsbach; Bill and Janice Krebsbach: and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Evelyn (Krebsbach) Marcotte; Son-in-law Steve Harris; Parents Wilbur and Eva (Westerlund) Marcotte; and Brothers Lawrence Marcotte and Wilbur Joseph Marcotte: Godparents Napoleon and Ida (Parent) Marcotte.
Ed was born on September 28, 1929 In Minneapolis, MN to Wilbur and Eva Marcotte. He graduated from St Joseph’s Catholic School. He met his wife Evelyn (Krebsbach) in 1954 and were married July 2, 1957. They began farming in East Bethel, MN and in 1959 had their first daughter; between 1960 and 1969, they added 5 more daughters. During the 70’s they moved to Braham, MN and farmed there until 1978 when they moved to Grasston, MN. In 2006 he moved to Cambridge where he lived until his death. Ed worked at home farming and was also a truck driver both long haul and then construction. He worked on such projects as the Highway 65 project, the IDS Building, the HHH Metrodome, the Duluth lift bridge and the Minnesota Zoo. During his driving years he logged over 3 million miles with an impeccable driving record. Ed had many hobbies, among them were fishing, metal detecting, and horseshoe pitching. He was a champion horseshoe pitcher, placing in state and national tournaments several times. He was voted Gopher State Horseshoe Pitcher of the Year several years running. He enjoyed metal detecting and horseshoe pitching with his wife Evelyn, as fishing goes, he caught them and she just cleaned them! Ed will be remembered by his children as a very loving father, always encouraging them and supporting them to pursue an education and to make the most out of life. His sense of humor was known by all. He could be counted on to make anyone one smile and laugh.
Ed was an accomplished Grandfather and often spent time with his Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren teaching them songs and encouraging them to play music. He loved country music, westerns, and anything about history and lost gold. His favorites were Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and John Wayne. He was generous with his time and money, helping anyone who asked him and always giving to the church and various charities, especially St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.
Ed died peacefully in his home on June 29, 2015 in Cambridge, MN at the age of 85.