Marcella M. (Baer) Rist

May 23, 1943 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 76)


Marcella M. Rist, age 76, Logansport, passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at WoodBridge Health Campus.

Born May 23, 1943, in Logansport, she was the daughter of George and Zella Cress Baer.

She was married on December 31, 1964, to Donald V. Rist, Jr., who preceded her in death on December 27, 2014.

Marcella retired from Modine Manufacturing. She enjoyed playing BINGO, frequently winning. In earlier years, Marcella enjoyed bowling and playing golf with her husband, Don.

Surviving are a son, Michael A. Rist, Swedesboro, NJ (special friend, Toni Hible, Minnesota); brothers, Al (Rita) Baer, Bob (Marilyn) Baer; sisters, Mary Emery and Evelyn (Gary) Byers, all of Logansport; brother-in-law, Thomas Parkins, Logansport; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Ralston, Kentland, and Barb Baer, Logansport.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Matthew Smith-Rist, Ryan Rist, Ashli (Rist) Vaughn, Shane Rist, Kaya Rist, Kellen Rist and Keaton Rist; three great-grandchildren, Sterling Smith-Rist, Ezra Smith-Rist and Boston Vaughn; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Marcella was preceded in death by a son, Steven J. Rist, brothers, Emery Baer and Ben Baer; sisters, Luila (Baer) Berkshire and Rita (Baer) Parkins; and sister-in-law, Arlene Baer.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service and Celebration of Marcella’s Life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Mike Osborn officiating.

Interment will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to any charity benefitting cancer research.

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