MARCIA D. DUELL, age 68, of Loyal, WI, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in the presence of members of her family, after several years of dealing with COPD and a battle with lung cancer in her final days. A Celebration of Life for Marcia is being planned for later this year.
Marcia Delores Duell was born on June 27, 1951 in Greenwood, WI, to Aloysius N. and Dorothy V. (Stowe) Bushman. She was raised and received her education in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1969. After high school, Marcia moved to Milwaukee where she lived with her sister, Terri Bauschek, and worked at Continental Can. She married Darwin K. Vollrath and they had two children together, Aaron and Josh. They later divorced and on October 20, 1978 Marcia was united in marriage to Kevin M. Duell. Marcia and Kevin made their home in Loyal, WI and Marcia lived there until her death.
On December 15, 1977, Marcia started working for the Clark County Office of Aging and Nutrition. This began a long period of time where Marcia cared for people requiring assistance. In addition to working for Clark County, in the early 1990s Marcia began working at local group homes with mentally and physically disabled clients. Her kindness, empathy, and patience were greatly appreciated by those she worked with. Marcia was appreciated by her supervisors and coworkers and was recognized as a valuable and reliable employee. After almost forty years of service, on September 1st, 2017 she retired from the County, but continued working at a group home in Greenwood until health-related issues limited her ability to continue. During the time she worked, Marcia made many great friendships with her clients and coworkers, and both her life and their lives were enriched.
In her leisure time, Marcia enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family. She was also a great cook and her family has many pleasant memories of the delicious meals she would serve them.
She will be dearly missed by her children: Aaron (Bernice) Vollrath of Cupertino, CA, Josh (Amy) Vollrath of Fall Creek, WI; her 7 grandchildren: Teagan, Tatum, Gianna, Bo, Vander, Booker, and Phineas; four sisters: Pat (Pete) Bogdonovich of Greenwood, WI, Terri (Brad) Bauschek of Port Washington, WI, Joan (Hugh) Christie of Greenwood, WI, and Sue (Bill) Kurasz of Dubois, WY; one brother: Ed (Sharon) Bushman of Hayward, WI; one sister-in-law: Connie Bushman of Eau Claire; her husband: Kevin Duell of Owen, WI, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother: Steve Bushman.
The family extends its sincere thanks to her friends and neighbors who assisted her during her illness.