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Rita Faye Marchaud


November 2, 2021

Rita Faye Marchaud

July 28, 1957 - October 31, 2021

Rita Faye Marchaud, 64, of Lengby, Minnesota, died on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Essentia Health in Fosston, Minnesota.

A wake will begin on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Rice Lake Community Center and continue until the time of service. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center in Rice Lake Minnesota. Interment will be held at the St. Philip’s Episcopal Cemetery at a later date.

The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Rita was born on July 28, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Edward Thompson and Philomene Marchaud. Rita attended and graduated school in Minneapolis, MN. Throughout her life she lived in Idaho, Minneapolis, MN, Rice Lake, MN, and Pine Bend, MN where she resided until the time of her death. Rita worked at various establishments including; Chick-a-dee Bar, 4th Street Station for several years, and the Spring Lake Lounge. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren very much. Rita cherished visiting with friends and family and was always up for a family gathering. She liked road tripping, going to the casino, bar bingo and regular bingo, playing gin/rummy, and dice (10,000).

She is survived by her children:

Sons-Michael Marchaud of Bagley, MN and Anthony (Tiffany) Neeland of Pine Bend, MN.

Daughters-Lisa (Scott) Marchaud of Waubun, MN; Yolanda (Chad) Dahlke of Clearbrook, MN;

and Leanne (Kevin) Auginaush of Naytahwaush, MN.

Bonus Children-James Witczek, Aubrey Keesling, and Ashley Martin-Stevens.

Sisters-Roberta “Bobbi” Fairbanks, Ramona Melina, Joyce (Darrell) Goodwin,

Roxanne Marchaud, Theresa Cox and Bobby Cox.

Brothers-Paul Cox and Richard Cox.

Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father-Edward Thompson; mother-Philomene Dvorak; stepfather-Hallie Dvorak; brothers-Robert Thompson, Wayne Thompson, and Anthony Dvorak; sisters-Lorene Thompson, Dorene Thompson, Rita McDonald, and Lois Brown; brothers-in-law-Virgil Fairbanks and Martin Melina.



Wednesday, November 03, 2021


Rice Lake Community Center

26209 Water Tower Loop

Bagley, MN 56621


Thursday, November 04, 2021


Rice Lake Community Center

26209 Water Tower Loop

Bagley, MN 56621

Final Resting Place

St. Philip's Episcopal Cemetery

Water Tower Loop

Rice Lake, MN 56621


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