Marcella K. Ewalt Saturday, July 6, 1918 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Marcella Buechter Ewalt, 98, of Berrien Springs, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph.

She was born July 6, 1918, in St. Elizabeth, Missouri, the daughter of Joe and Christina Buechter.  She married Frank Ewalt on May 18, 1946, in St. Louis and moved to Berrien Springs where they lived all their married life.

Marcey was a founding member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church parish in Berrien Springs, an officer in the church altar society, and a long-time volunteer at the Berrien County Youth Fair.  She enjoyed line dancing at the local Senior Center, was an enthusiastic supporter of Berrien Springs school athletics, the Greater Berrien Springs Recreation programs, and a devoted Cubs fan.

She is survived by four sons: Ron (Sammy) of Gainesville, Florida, Russ (Linda) and Phil (Virginia) of Berrien Springs, Doug (Carla) of South Bend; and a daughter, Mary (David) Chatelain of Irons, Michigan.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church on Rose Hill Road in Berrien Springs.  Visitation will be at the church from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, and again Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be made to St. Gabriel Catholic Church, the Berrien County Youth Fair, and the Central County Senior Center.  Online messages may be left at


May 21, 2017, Sunday 5 - 8 p.m. AND May 22, 2017, Monday 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 429 Rose Hill Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103

May 22, 2017, 11 a.m. Monday

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 429 Rose Hill Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103

My favorite memory of Marci is that she would always sit next to me when I was leading exercise and she would be sound asleep, but sometime during the exercise she would wake up, sit up and blurt out some cute little tidbit that had obviously come to her in her dream.  We used to call it Marci's tidbits of wisdom that she would share with us.  She was tiny, but abe to fill other's hearts and lives with so much joy, just by being around her.  Thank you for letting us care for her.  It was an honor and a privilege to know and love her.

Mrs. Ewalt was always one of the kindest and nicest person around. Remember many a Sunday morning or anytime the Alter & Rosery Society was serving lunch or dinner.

Russ, Ron, Phil, Doug & Mary our thoughts are with you. 

Marcy was such a sweet lady!  I remember her from church.  But, what I remember most is how much she enjoyed watching her grandsons play baseball!  I don't think she ever missed a game.  I am sorry for your loss.  But, I know she is with our Lord, and I am sure she will find a baseball game to watch!