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Marcella "Sally" Artz

February 02, 1926 - April 22, 2010


5-7 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Boulger Funeral Home - and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Wednesday

Prayer Service:

7 PM Tuesday at Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

2 PM Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo


Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Marcella "Sally" Artz

February 02, 1926 - April 22, 2010


Our beautiful Earth angel, Marcella “Sally” Artz, 84, Fargo, ND, passed away on Thursday, April 22 surrounded by family and under the tender care of Hospice and staff at Villa Maria nursing home.

Marcella “Sally” T. Longen was born on February 2, 1926 to Jacob and Mary (Hopfer) Longen in Gregory, SD.  She graduated from high school there and went on to Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD, where she obtained her teaching degree.  She later obtained two Masters in Education.  Sally married Robert “Bob” Artz on October 18, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, SD.  For more than 40 years, she taught children in English, Speech Therapy and Learning Disabilities in Yankton, SD; Aberdeen, SD; and Moorhead, MN.  Sally was active in the Christian Women’s Group, Shanley High School board.  

Sally’s spirit, spunk and love for her family and friends were never more evident than through her joy of entertaining. All were warmly welcomed to her home and table. She had a passion for her cats and playing bridge with her friends. Her other interests included walks with her husband, traveling, bowling, fishing and time spent with family at their lake home on Pickeral Lake, MN  

She is survived by her husband, Bob; children Barbara (Vernon) Kroshus, Moorhead, MN; Kathryn (Dean) Long, Phoenix, AZ; David (Lisa) Artz, Fargo, ND; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother Francis “Spike” (Helen) Longen, Adelphi, MD; brother-in-law Donald (Betty) Artz, Aberdeen, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son James; brothers Larry, Ed, Bert; sisters Isabelle, Margaret, and Genevieve.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to Hospice of the Red River Valley and Alzheimer’s Association.


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  1. Jim Harder says:

    Winner So.Dak.Sally and I were classmates from 1st Grade through High School in Gregory.

  2. Kristi Ramirez says:

    My sympathies on the passing of your beloved Mother. My continued prayers will be with you all.

  3. Bruce & Becky Fuhrman says:

    Staples Minnesota
    We are sorry for your loss…She was a special lady and we enjoy the memories we have of her. We wish you much encouragement and the special love that comes from our heavenly Father in these times.

  4. Ray and Susan Schutz says:

    Aberdeen SD
    Bob, Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you and family at this time. God bless Ray and Sue

  5. JCPenney Salon says:

    Fargo ND
    Sending our sympathy and condolences to Sally’s family. We enjoyed having Sally frequent the Salon for many years. She was such a witty, fun lady with a smile and we always enjoyed seeing her. She’ll leave a void in all the people whose lives she touched. God bless.

    The JCPenney Salon Team in Fargo, ND

  6. Dan Gonzales says:

    My deepest syphathy and thoughts are with you.


  7. Annette Knowlton says:

    Glendale AzBeautiful commentary Kathy, your mom was blessed with a wonderful daughter. My prayers are with you and yours at this time.

  8. Paula Pilrose says:

    Golden Valley MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. may God bless you all.
    Paula & Mark

  9. Fay Littlefield says:

    Hillsboro OregonI enjoyed visiting with Sally at the Fargo
    Moorhead Camera Club events. I will miss her.

  10. Mary Jo Zacher says:

    Peoria ILPlease know of my love and prayers during this time. I remember Mrs. Artz with great fondness. May you be surrounded by God’s loving arms this day and always.
    Mary Jo Zacher

  11. Shannon Longen Sarge says:

    Lebanon PASo sorry to hear about Aunt Sally, but also happy that she’s reunited with a lot of family in Heaven. I look forward to seeing her again someday! Even so, she’ll be missed dearly! I’ll be praying for the family. God bless!

  12. dan longen/susan brady says:

    naples florida i will miss aunt sally – i have many fond memories of family reunions (too many years ago) when everyone was much younger and families were much closer. i hope bob is ok and your family is thought of. many prayers to you all. dan

  13. Kim Munck says:

    Goodyear AZ
    Kathy and family,
    I was sad to hear the passing of your beloved Mom, Sally. I had the pleasure to meet her before this terrible disease took her from you. She was an amazing, funny, and loving person. I feel frotunate to have met her and make her “look” more beautiful on the outside. May you find God’s grace in your time of need. Know that you all are in my prayers. May peace be with you.
    Kim Munck

  14. Jan folland says:

    WC ND
    Bob, Barb, Kathy David and family,
    my deepest sympathy and condolences.
    Our thoughts and prayers today for a special lady, wife and MOM.
    sincerely Jan Folland

  15. Jana Howk says:

    Glendale AZ
    .Kathy my thoughts and prayers are with you through this hard time. Please accept my condolence in the passing of your beloved mother. Love you Jana


    Iowa City IAOur thought and prayers are with the family.

    You know how I feel.


  17. Don and Betty Artz says:

    Aberdeen South DakotaSally was a cheerful and smiling lady.
    She enjoyed being with people and doing
    all kinds of things. We never saw Sally
    in a bad appearance .She was always
    dressed and ready to go do something

    May she rest in peace….Remembering her
    will always bring a smile to our faces.

    Don and Betty Artz

  18. Tim Somes says:

    Fargo ND
    My sincere condolences to Bob and the family. Sally was a warm and giving person who made all feel welcome.

  19. Jane DuBord-Hill says:

    West Fargo ND
    Dear Artz Family,
    God bless you all during this difficult time. I have many happy memories of time spent in your family home while growing up. My memories range from prom dinner parties to sand bagging and pump watching. Your mother was a gift to your family and many Shanley students. The Artz family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, JaneDuBord-Hill

  20. Ethal and Ron Inkley says:

    Ogden UtahWe want to express our love and appreciation for knowing this kind and loving person. Always looked forward to being with her and Bob and many industry functions. Ethal would always seek her out because she felt so comfortable in being with her.
    We know what a wonderful and caring life she lived and we also know that she is in a better place and soon we will all join her.
    Our love to Bob and the family.
    Ethal and Ron Inkley

  21. Brenda Levos says:

    Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss.

  22. Jerry Koenig says:

    Moorhead MN
    My condolences to Bob and Family.
    I enjoyed several years of special friendship and partnership as we worked with students with special needs in Moorhead. Sally was always upbeat, and her energy and enthusiasm along with a great sense of humor led to success for students and all of us who worked with her.

  23. Janis and David Bailey says:

    Oklahoma City OklahomaOur thoughts and prayers are with you. I did not have the opportunity to get to know Sally, but have heard wonderful stories and memories. David has such wonderful memories of growing up in South Dakota and spending time with aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents. I was blessed by the time we spent with Barb, Kathy, and David at Bernadine’s funeral. I can see in you all what an amazing and wonderful Mom and woman Sally was, and how she gave to you love and kindness and the importance of family.

    May God surround you with His love and comfort during this time.

    With Love,
    Janis and David

  24. Dan, Shannon, Tyler and Hayden says:

    Love you Grandma you will be missed.

  25. Dave and Lisa, Matthew says:

    love you mom, grandma, you will be greatly missed.

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