Marcia (Refsal) Sanders, 81, of Detroit Lakes, MN formerly of Jamestown, ND passed away peacefully at her lake home surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Marcia was born in Tracy, MN to Arthur and Clara Refsal and grew up on the family farm with her brother Harley where they attended country school and eventually graduated high school from Hoffman, MN. Later she attended Augsburg University on a music scholarship. On May 31, 1958 she married Walt Sanders. They raised three children, Shari, Tom and Trevor in both Casselton and Jamestown, ND.
Later in life Marcia enjoyed traveling the world, knitting afghans for loved ones, golfing (she had 2 holes in one!), lake living and the Arizona sun. She always enjoyed fashion and loved working as a consultant at Norby’s as well as experimenting in the kitchen at home.
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Clara Refsal, and daughter-in-law, Jodi Sanders. She is survived by husband, Walt; children, Shari (Tracy) Hoffmann, Tom Sanders (Jane Levin), Trevor Sanders (Dawn Irion); grandchildren, Brittany (fiancé Tyler Riedesel) Sanders, Kristi Hoffmann, Tony Hoffmann and Ryan Sanders; brother Harley (Norma) Refsal and Nephews Carl Refsal and Martin Refsal.
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 23 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley.