Marcia Grajkowske


November 13, 1952 - June 7, 2018


Marcia Kay Grajkowske, age 65, of Mitchell, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2018 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. She bravely fought Ovarian Cancer the last couple of months. Due to complications from a surgery she was called home to watch over her family with the Lord. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, June 11 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Sunday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.

Marcia was born on November 13, 1952 to Emory and Mabel (Garvis) Nelson of Parkston, SD. Marcia graduated from Parkston High School in 1971. She received her degree from the University of South Dakota School Of Dental Hygiene in 1973. Marcia was united in marriage to Terry Grajkowske on August 11, 1973 in Parkston, SD. Once married, they moved to Yankton, SD. After working in Yankton for 2 years, Terry and Marcia moved to Mitchell where she enjoyed the next 42 years working as a Dental Hygienist for what is now Dental Health Partners. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Marcia is survived by her husband Terry, sons Chris (Allison) of Chanhassen, MN, and Eric (Lynn) of Mitchell, four Grandchildren Sally, Fletcher, Abbey & Kane and a brother Gary (Mary) Nelson.

Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Arla Reida and a brother James Nelson.



Sunday, June 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD


Monday, June 11, 2018
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by David Nelson on June 14, 2018
Uncle Terry, Chris and Eric, I have so many wonderful memories of summer vacations in South Dakota and days spent at “Aunt Marcia’s” house with your family. I’m so sorry for your loss and please know that I’m praying for you guys during this tough time. Aunt Marcia will be missed.
Posted by Sheilah Stoneback on June 11, 2018
So sorry to read that Marcia has passed away. We lived in the same neighborhood in Mitchell many years ago and had boys the same age so we saw each other often then. Has been a few years since I last visited with her but I always enjoyed seeing her. Just such a nice person! My condolences to Terry, Chris, Eric and their families.
Posted by PeggyRassel on June 11, 2018
Thank you for sharing all the pictures. She loved her family very much
Posted by Peggy Rassel on June 11, 2018
I met Marcia at the dentist office, she was very good at what she did; I felt such a bond with her, I would rearrange my schedule so I could go in for my teeth cleaning when she was working. She worked for the lord kind to all and pleasant, I will sure miss her. God Bless to her family, so sorry for your loss
Posted by Ella Wilgers Kassube on June 10, 2018
I met Marcia years ago when she opened up her home for bible study. I know she was a wonderful blessing to many. So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.
Posted by Dianne and Gary Pries on June 10, 2018
So very, very sad to hear this news. She was such a happy, loved life person. She will be missed. Our most heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
Posted by Maureen Weiss on June 9, 2018
Our entire family is so sorry for your loss. Marcia brought joy to many. We hope your good memories will provide comfort. Our prayers follow.
Posted by Agape fellowship on June 9, 2018
We sorrow in your loss and rejoice in her gain. May Gods comfort and grace surround you and all her familu. His grace is sufficient for all your needs.
Posted by Karen Bertsch on June 8, 2018
My deepest sympathy; you and your family are in my prayers.
Posted by Tom & Stacy Blackstone on June 8, 2018
We were grateful to have known Marcia through her visits to Tampa, Florida and we join the family in grieving the temporary loss (until Heaven) of such a kind and caring person. We pray all those who miss her will receive a great measure of God's comfort to sustain them in the coming days (Matthew 5:4).
Posted by Susan (Winter) Buxcel on June 8, 2018
Terry, I was so saddened to hear of Marcia's passing. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time in your lives. May our loving Lord comfort you all.
Posted by Lisa Sprecher on June 8, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Marcia was a very special person, always interested in my family and what they were doing. We always had nice visits at my appointments and I will miss that very much.
Posted by Myra Schleich on June 8, 2018
Oh Terry and family, Sam and I are so sorry and saddened at the loss of Marcia! She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Posted by Belva Tschetter on June 8, 2018
Terry, my heart is so sad for your loss, all of at the info center send our love and sympathy to your family, may God comfort you and give you peace. Will talk soon. What a great person she was!!
Posted by Larry and Cheryl Titze on June 8, 2018
Terry,Chris & Eric, Prayers and thoughts to you and all your family from the Titze Family. We were all so sorry to hear about Marcia. What a friendly, lovely lady. She will be missed by many.
Posted by Ila Mebius on June 8, 2018
I will miss Marcia as a friend and another swimming grandmother
Posted by Cherie Scheich on June 8, 2018
Marcia fought a Great War! She will be missed but no one can take the memories away and they are now your treasures! Prayers to you all
Posted by Donna Kiewel on June 8, 2018
So sad to hear the news of Marcia. She was always so kind and friendly. I just saw her a short time ago and we visited about family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.
Posted by Susan Tjarks on June 8, 2018
I am shocked and saddened as I didn’t realize Marcia was even sick! She was such a wonderful dear person with a ready smile and always a kind, cheerful word!! What a loss for all of us!! She will be missed so very much!! 💔. My prayers are with all of her loving family and friends!!
Posted by James Roth on June 8, 2018
Terry so sorry to hear about your loss, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Posted by Joan Honomichl on June 7, 2018
Terry and family: it saddens me that your dear wife, mother and grandmother is gone. My deepest sympathies.Marcia fought the good fight and always a smile.
Posted by Dick and Sheryle Prostrollo on June 7, 2018
Such a shock to all of us. Our deepest sympathy for your loss, Terry, Chris, and Eric. God Bless.
Posted by Karen Harrington on June 7, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!
Posted by Anita Honke on June 7, 2018
...if I could take all these beautiful things said about Marcia.. it still wouldn't be enough..She was truly a special person.. gone way too young... so sorry for your loss
Posted by Shirley Wuertzer on June 7, 2018
Terry so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many . I 'll keep you in my prayers
Posted by Peggy Johnson on June 7, 2018
Marcia & I have so many great memories growing up. She will be missed dealy. Cherish the memories! Love to all!
Posted by Corinne Weber on June 7, 2018
Marcia & I had so many good times when we were young. Still kept in touch throughout the years. Marcia will be missed deeply by her beautiful smile. Rest In Peace Marcia.
Posted by Mike and Denise Royston on June 7, 2018
So sad to hear this. Marcia was such kind and friendly lady. Prayers to all her family.
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