Marcella Mae Jonas


Marcella Mae Jonas, 91, of Goodhue, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Goodhue Living. She was born in Spring Valley, MN on June 29, 1932, to Lloyd and Bernace (Bauer) Drinkall. She graduated from Wykoff High School in 1950. She met Donald Jonas dancing at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Wykoff, MN and the two were married shortly after on October 12, 1957. Don and Marcy established their family farm in 1957 and milked cows, raised young stock, and crop farmed for many years. Marcy was a very hard-working farm wife who always took great care of those she loved. She was very generous, selfless, and would do anything for anyone. She was an excellent baker and was known for her cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, monster cookies, and many other tasty treats. She spent countless hours tending to her large garden and canning vegetables. She woke up very early each day to get all her tasks done for the day and always enjoyed a pot of coffee. Marcy was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was active in the Ladies’ Aide. She was also a board member of the Parent Teacher Association at Goodhue School.

She is survived by her children, Susan (Brian) Peters, Teri (Todd) Skavlen, and Mike (Lynn) Jonas; 11 grandchildren, Michelle (Eric) Nerison, Mitch Peters, Mike (Sara) Peters, Matt (Ali) Peters, Katie Enevold (Matt Jones), Jesse (Katie) Jonas, James Jonas (Kayla Nord), Wilson (Kallie) Jonas, Abby Jonas, Erik Skavlen, and Ethan Skavlen; 17 great-grandchildren, Rory, Ellison, Miley, Brantley, Maverick, Oliver, Lyla, Sophia, Finnegan, Gabriella, Lance, Caitlin, Hudson, Henry, Garrett, Blake, and Adeline; one brother, Darrell (Vivian) Drinkall; and brother-in-law, Duane (Marilyn) Jonas.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Donald; her parents; brothers, Warren, Larry, and Donald Drinkall; granddaughter-in-law, Tessica Peters; and great-grandchildren, Petrina and Sawyer.

Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Goodhue. Reverend Martin Weigand officiated. Visitation was for one hour prior to the service. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Goodhue.

The family would like to thank the Goodhue Living and Moments Hospice for their kind and compassionate care given to Marcy.

Arrangements made by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.