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Marcia Ann Grossman was born on April 15, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of six months she was adopted by Edna and Ralph Grossman. Marcia grew up in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Marcia had an active childhood and adolescence. She played tennis, was a drum majorette, took part in piano recitals, played the French horn, and was involved in the Campfire Girls. Marcia graduated from high school and took business school classes for a few months.
As a young adult, Marcia began to experience mental health problems which interfered with her ability to work and to live independently. The illness did not interfere with her ability to form friendships and to touch others’ lives. Marcia was known for her kind, considerate, gentle nature. She was very friendly and welcoming to everyone. Marcia would brighten up when someone entered a room and greet the person in such a warm, friendly way that they could not help but feel special. She often complimented others for their clothing and other qualities. Marcia was always very grateful when anyone helped her out or gave her something.
Marcia loved celebrating holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. She had a positive outlook which helped her to appreciate beauty in the world around her. She often would make comments such as, “Oh, those trees look so nice.”
Marcia enjoyed wearing jewelry and painting her nails. She liked to coordinate her jewelry, nail polish, and clothing.
Marcia was a fan of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. She would listen to their records almost every day. On Marcia’s 71st birthday, she celebrated with a cake which had picture of Elvis Presley in frosting.
Marcia’s faith was important to her. She attended Assumption Catholic Church in Morris every week, and continued to attend mass at Our Lady of the Lakes after she moved to New London. Marcia prayed the Rosary every day. Marcia often talked of having taken Latin while in high school. She would then recite, “Amo, amare,amavi, amutum. And that means love.” Marcia lived her faith by expressing love to all.
Marcia moved to Williams Home in Hancock, MN in 1996. She moved to Eaglewood Home in 2006. Marcia made Eaglewood her home for 10 years. In 2016, due to declining health, she moved to Deerwood Home in New London. She passed away on September 12, 2017.
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Ralph Grossman. She is survived by her many friends and her Prairie Community Services family.
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