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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Marcy Kay Ketelsen
August 30, 1969 - December 25, 2018

Place of Birth: Crookston, MN
Residence: Ray, ND
Age: 49

Marcy Ketelsen, 49, of Ray, ND, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday evening, December 25, 2018 at her Ray residence.

Marcy Helgaas was born August 30, 1969, at St. Francis Hospital in Crookston MN to Harvey Helgaas and Karen (Widrig) Helgaas. She graduated from Fertile High School in Fertile MN in 1987, and received her Business Education degree from Mayville University in 1992.

Marcy married Craig Ketelsen on October 10, 1998 at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo ND. She taught Business Education in Kensal ND, Lakota ND, Williston ND, and Ray ND. Her passion for teaching and being an FBLA advisor touched many lives.

Marcy is survived by her husband, Craig; daughters, Emily and Erika; son, Johnathan; sister, Christine Stene and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Matthew Helgaas; brother-in-law, Richard Stene and her grandparents.

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Mel Viall
Dec 26, 2018
May Marci wrap you all in her angel wings in the days/months/years to come and give you all comfort at this time. She fought a hard battle and is the strongest woman I have ever known. Her infectious smile and wit will live on in you all forever. May you rest pain free and in peace friend!!
Mike Weyrauch (Ray, ND)
Dec 26, 2018
So sorry for your lost. Thoughts are with you and your family.
JANET LAUTENSCHLAGER-JACOBSEN (TIOGA, North Dakota)
Dec 26, 2018
I only met Marcy a handful of times, but she was very nice to me and always walked in the office with a smile. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keep talking about and remembering the good times. Prayers and love to your whole family
BARBARA SAMEK (WIMBLEDON, ND)
Dec 26, 2018
Craig & family, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS OUR SADNESS, HOLD THE MEMORIES NEAR AND CLOSE TO YOUR HEART!! MAY THE LORD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND . ALL OF YOU!! KEEPING YOU ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS! BERNIE AND BARB SAMEK.
Jodi (Seaverson) Gulden (Warren, Minnesota )
Dec 27, 2018
So sorry to hear of Marcy. She was a huge part of my life in college and after. She was one of the best friends I have had she will be missed Prayers for her family
Pam Schott (Fargo, ND)
Dec 27, 2018
Craig and family, I am praying for God to draw each of you close, to give you His strength.comfort, and peace in the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.
Chris & Angela DuBois (Edinburg, ND)
Dec 27, 2018
So sorry to hear of Marcy's passing. She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be missed by all who knew her.
Karl & Kelsey Christian (Finley, ND)
Dec 27, 2018
We are so very sorry to hear of Marcy's passing. We also were Fertile-Beltrami Falcons, Class of 1989. We remember Marcy & her family fondly when we were growing up. Most recently, your Emily and our Maddy playing against each other at State VB in Minot in 2015, and Marcy connected with us, as we cheered on our teams. She was a gem and will be greatly missed! We're keeping you in our prayers.
Carol Peterson (WIMBLEDON, ND)
Dec 27, 2018
Dear Craig and family, My heart broke when i heard the news of Marcy passing away. She was such a wonderful and beautiful person. May God wrap his arms around all of you during this very difficult time. Hugs from Wimbledon! Carol, Zach & Matt Peterson.
Jackie Rux (Holt , MN)
Dec 27, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Marcy's family and anyone who was touched my Marcy's sparkle. She was such a kind and beautiful person. She was always there to ask what she could do for you, or had such kind words to let you know she cared. I love you Marcy, I will cherish the fun memories we made in school, Sunday school, and the slumber parties at your house!
Susan Shuley (Grafton, ND)
Dec 27, 2018
Marcy was such a fun woman. I loved her laughter and her zest for life. She was a wonderful FBLA Adviser; She was so amazing to travel to Baltimore for nationals to enjoy time with her daughter; she was a great mom and teacher. God bless you all as you cherish her loving memories and celebrate her life.
Dave and Laurie Haugen (Edmore, ND)
Dec 28, 2018
Dear Craig and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss of Marcy. Praying that the Lord will wrap His arms around you all at this time and going forward.
Dave and Laurie
Cindy Willits (Hawley, MN)
Dec 28, 2018
I worked with Marcy at the brokerage firm in Fargo. Many, many happy memories and LOTS of fun! She will be very missed - but - I treasure the memories ! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cindy Willits
Nancy Soto (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Dec 28, 2018
My heart goes out to the Ketelsen-Helgaas family, my deepest condolences to Craig, Emily, Johnathan and Erika. May you find peace and strenght knowing Marcy now rests in the arms of the Lord and suffers no more, and she will always be with you.
Dennis and Betty Olson (Yale, Oklahoma)
Dec 28, 2018
Craig and Family..we are so sorry for your lost. Please know you all are in my prayers. May the Father give you comfort and peace in the days ahead..
With Love, The Olsons
Doug Straus (West Fargo, ND)
Dec 28, 2018
Dear Marcy's family - So sad to hear of the passing of a 1987 classmate. Praying for comfort for you all.
Sandy Kuhn (Lodi, CA)
Dec 28, 2018
So very sorry for your loss! Marcy's faith never wavered. I only met her once and knew that love for her family was the most important part of her life. Our hearts are broken for your family. We will keep you close with our thoughts and prayers...?
Mary Hannah (Tanata) Aure (West Fargo, ND)
Dec 28, 2018
May the loving arms of angels and Marcy's spirit be wrapped around you always. So sorry for your loss.
harvey metzger (Langdon, n d)
Dec 28, 2018
Craig , so sorry to here of your wifes passing DONT KNOW IF You remember me or not I worked in Langdon , at Cargill when you came up for safety meetings ete
Cindy Strand (Portland, ND)
Dec 28, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of Marcy. She was a great woman with so much love and kindness for everyone she met. I looked forward to our annual Business Conference, Leadership meetings, State Competitions, and National Conferences. I could always count on her smiling face and loved having that time to catch up and talk about family and students. I will never forget our FBLA trip to San Antonio, when she took my son as her own to give me a quick break. She was always so thoughtful and caring. She will be missed.
Shawn Fuglseth (Moorhead, Mn)
Dec 28, 2018
I am so very sorry about the passing of Marcy. As a high school classmate of hers, She always had a smile on her face as long as I can remember. She was always full of life and ready to take on whatever came her way. God Bless.
Becky (Beito) Dostal (Badger, MN)
Dec 28, 2018
My sincere condolences to all of Marcy’s family! She was a strong, fun-loving, sweet person who I was blessed to call a friend! College wouldn’t have been the same without her! Rest In Peace, Marcy!
Larry Konke (Devils lake, NORTH Dakota )
Dec 29, 2018
So sorry for your loss Marcy was a great lady
Kara Bartlett (Jamestown , ND)
Dec 29, 2018
Craig,
I am so sorry for the loss of Marcy. Please know that you and your children are in my thoughts. There are no words to ease the pain but know that prayers are being sent your way during this difficult time.
Pat Freije (Edmore, ND)
Dec 30, 2018
Deepest sympathy to the Ketelsen family. I pray for your strength and comfort at this most difficult time. Please know so many hearts ache with you and for you. Marcy was a special lady who will be remembered. Love to all.
Pam Perleberg (Fargo, North Dakota)
Dec 31, 2018
Craig & family - Mom tried to leave a message, and we both send our deepest condolences - so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers - the Perleberg family
Gay Webster (Beltrami, MN)
Dec 31, 2018
Marcy, as a third grader, was in my classroom at Fertile-Beltrami. She was such a smiley student, and kind to all. I was so proud to hear that she chose education as her field, and that many loved and respected her interactions with students. This interaction that was displayed, is a true testimonial to a woman that was dedicated to her students. Bravo to those who spoke highly of her. Prayers and sincerely sympathy on Marcy's death.
Dana (Stremick) Erickson
Dec 31, 2018
Prayers are with your family. I lived with Marcy for a year at college at Mayville State. We had many good times.
Danielle Skaar (Hampden, ND)
Jan 4, 2019
Craig, Emily, Jon and Erika,
We are all so very saddened by the loss of a very special lady. Marcy will be remembered for her eternal optimism and for always smiling through the toughest situations. Her courage will continue to inspire all who knew her. I am so sorry we are not able to attend the funeral. Please know we are praying for you all. God bless Marcy and all of you.
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