Marcella “Marcie” Milz, age 86, of Isanti died peacefully at home January 27, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 4th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Marcella Sophie Milz was born January 8, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Harry and Fannie (Humphreys) Griep. She was the 3rd of four children in the family. Marcie grew up in Columbia Heights and attended Oakwood School and graduated from Columbia Heights High School in 1955. On January 29, 1957 she married Kenneth Milz,Sr in Norwood, Iowa. Two children were born to this union, Kenneth Jr and Mitzi. They made their first home in Columbia Heights. They moved to Coon Rapids and then in 1971 they moved to a farm in Isanti where they lived the rest of their lives. Marcie and her family and friends enjoyed spending weekends at the cabin on Coon Lake. They sold the cabin when they moved to the farm which became the new place for family and friends to visit. They traveled to many places over the years especially to Knoxville, Iowa. They often took their grandchildren with them on some of their travels. Marcie enjoyed gardening, bird and wildlife watching, cross-stich, embroidering, word finds and playing games with her family.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Mary) Milz, Jr; daughter, Mitzi (Mitchell) Turnvall; step daughters, Debbie (Kevin) Hanson, and Vicki Lee; daughter-in-law, Sharon Milz; grandchildren, Lucas (Jennifer) Milz, Dustin Milz, Ashley Milz, and Jesse Turnvall; step-grandchildren, Max, Zach, Alisha, Dewain, Rachel, Danny(Trisha); great-grandchildren, Andrew, Maeghan, Landen, Ava, Gavin and William; step-great-grandson Cole; her two cats, Willie and Ginger; and by other relatives and friends(especially Judy and Janet). Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Kenneth; step-son, Michael Milz; sisters, Margorie, Marlys and Mary; brother-in-law, Mike.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Tonya (Marcie’s HHC Aide) and St. Croix Hospice for the wonderful care she received.
Chris Smith says
My deepest condolences to Mitzi and Ken and their families. Marcella, I called her Dubby was a remarkable woman who loved her family. Growing up she was like a gift to me. I stayed at her house and at the cabin alot. She was always so kind and loving. I remember thinking when I was a kid there wasn’t anything that she could not do. Through the years we drifted apart and then reconnected a few years back. We had long talks on the phone and laughed all the time. I will miss her but I know we will connect again. The world was always a better place with her in it. Love to her family