Annella (Ann) Marquette, age 83, of Moorhead, MN, passed away August 17th, 2021, at her home, surrounded by family and assisted by hospice. She rejoins her daughter Kim and parents in heaven for eternal celebration. Annella Gay Gunstenson was born on March 17th, 1938 in Bethesda Hospital, Crookston, MN to Gunnuf & Bessie Gunstenson. Ann attended a one room school house in Highlanding, MN until the family moved to Thief River Falls, MN in 1947. She then attended Knox Elementary and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956. Ann married Frank Marquette June 1st, 1957 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls. They lived in Grand Forks, ND while Frank attended college. Frank’s career brought them to Eden Prairie, MN where they raised their children. They moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area in the late 1980’s. Ann’s primary career was as a homemaker. She raised her children, and was very active in caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well. She was the best at getting them to sleep and cuddling. She was active in her church in Eden Prairie as a church secretary for 10 years, and served on the church board at her Fargo church. She enjoyed baking for and with her family, especially for holidays. Ann is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Frank; her son Bruce (Lonnie) Marquette of Little Falls, MN; her grandchildren Sarah (Lucas) Rustad of Fargo, ND; Alisha (Chris Tuders) Stevens of Moorhead, MN; Kate (Mitch) Elliscu of Carver, MN; Franklin Marquette of Minneapolis, MN and Madison Marquette of Little Falls, MN; her great-grandchildren Reece Rustad, currently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX; Paige Rustad of Fargo, ND, and Ashlyn & Ella Stevens of Moorhead, MN; her brother Gene (Joyce) Gunstenson of St. Charles, MO; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter Kim (62) last year, grandson-in-law Tony Stevens, her parents and other loved family and friends.

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  1. We were so sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. We enjoyed having her as a neighbor when we lived in the same neighborhood. Our condolences to Frank and all family and friends.

  2. Ann was my MN mom as I got to stay there so many times growing up. I can still here her say “you betcha” in that MN accent. Learning to enjoy all the winter activities with my aunt and family will be a memory this Texas boy will never forget.

  3. Sorry to hear of Annella’s passing. Although I had not seen her in many years, I remember her well. Very nice, classy lady.

  4. I LOVE ANN!! ❤️ Prayers to Frank and family!! Ann was so kind to me and was always there for anyone!! 🙏🙏

  5. My deepest sympathy to you all. She was a very special lady,always enjoyed visiting with her when we got together at Kim and Darwin’s. God Bless you all and may she Rest In Peace.

  6. Ann had a special place in my heart, she was so kind!! I still have a few of her recipes that I love to make!! Lifting family up in prayer! Love and miss you all!!

  7. So grateful for all the fun summer times with Ann, Frank, and all the family at Bruce and Lonnie’s. Ann’s laugh and story telling always made you feel warm and accepted. May your good memories keep you close. God has her and Kim and they are no longer in pain. Love to all of you!

  8. It is great to be a part of a very large family, but now that we are senior citizens, I hate sending sympathy cards to relatives of those we loved and miss. I enjoyed getting to know Annella as a teenager when she dated Frank. They were good ones to tease me when I stayed with Grandma Marquette in the summers. It seems like only yesterday. Blessings to the family and the many relatives.

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