Marie Elva Scheer was born on July 22, 1938 near Bigfork, Minnesota inside the log cabin her parents had built. She graduated from Bigfork High School and began nurse’s training at General Hospital in Minneapolis. She married Bob Marcotte and they raised their children together for thirteen years.
Her contributions to her community were numerous. Marie received her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and worked for various state agencies including the Minnesota Health Department, Minnesota Legislative Audit Commission, and Minnesota Department of Human Services for nearly twenty-five years. After retirement she worked at Alexandra House Women’s Shelter for twelve years.
In 1983 Marie took a hiatus and spent five years mining for gold in Arizona. Her other interests included reading, writing, watercolor, and Reiki.
Marie died unexpectedly on May 6th, 2020 at eighty-one years old. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence ‘Conny’ and Hellen Scheer, and is survived by her sister Joyce Brown. Marie is also survived by children, Chris (Chuck Root) Marcotte, Mike (Audrey Zhang) Marcotte, Julie (Jeff Katnis) Marcotte, Rose (Matt) Belille, and Joe Marcotte. Grandchildren Elizabeth, Jon, Jackson, Hannah, Dani and Ruby. Great grandchildren Lucy, Greta, Hudson and Charlie.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Bigfork, Minnesota at a later date.