Marcella Grace Swiatnicki, 88, of Peshtigo, passed away on November 8, 2017, while surrounded by family. She was born October 1, 1929, daughter of the late Norman and Esther (Demmith) Duquaine.   
  Marcella married Edwin E. Swiatnicki,  May 14, 1949, in Lena. He preceded her in death August 12, 2002. Marcella was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Mary Women of Faith. She was everyone’s best friend, a loving wife and mother.  Taking care of her children and grandchildren was her greatest joy in life. She babysat for family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, crafts, picking berries, birds, and being up at the cabin.
Marcella is survived by two sons: Dan (Rhonda) and John (Robin); seven daughters: Linda Behnke, Sandra (Mark) Lange, Susie (Tom) Christianson, Rosalie (Ray) Dura, Theresa (Tom) Dura, Laurie (Leonard) Dura and Marcia (Scott) Grom; 31 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers: Robert, Walter, and Harold Duquaine; three sisters: Emma Starzer, Shirley Lombardo, and Dorothy Schnell. Along with her parents, and her husband, Edwin, Marcella was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa; a son, David John; two sons-in-law: John Behnke, and Steve Holder; and  four siblings: Norman, Dale, Diane, and Bev.
Visitation will be held Saturday, November 11, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Peshtigo, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial is at 11:30 a.m. with Father John Harper officiating.  
Marcella’s family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and Rennes West Health Center and Rehab for their wonderful care and compassion shown toward their mother, and the kindness shown to her family.
Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is proudly serving the family.