April 26, 1929 - September 27, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Marcella M. Streit, age 86, who passed away Sunday at Carefree Living in St. Cloud. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 Auxiliary will pray at 6:00 p.m., followed by parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Marcie was born April 26, 1929 in Holdingford to John & Frances (Symanietz) Benkowski. She married Albert Streit on Nov. 16, 1946 in Holdingford. Marcie lived in the Sauk Rapids/St. Cloud area most of her life. She was a waitress at the Ace Bar in St. Cloud for many years and was a cook at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 Auxiliary. Marcie enjoyed crocheting, playing cards especially cribbage, puzzles, bingo, manicures, jewelry, BLING, polka dots and butterflies. She was a happy, sweet, social person.

Survivors include her children, Diane (Cameron) Cross of Mound, Duane (Patti) of Sun City West, AZ, Dayle (Linda Berreau) of Prior Lake, Darby (Marita) of Bloomington, Dennis (Shelby) of Shakopee, and Donna (Brian) Lommel of Sartell; sister and brothers, Valarie Bares of Milwaukee, WI, Eugene Benkowski of Richfield, Kenny (Diane) Benkowski of Bloomington, and Arlie (Donna) Benkowski of Blaine; grandchildren, Jason (Deanna) Cross, Adam (Leslie) Cross, Jeremy (Jenny) Streit, Ashley (Steve) Horn, Aaron, Austin, Alec, and Nathan (Daisy) Streit, Meghan (Mike) Swenson, Dalton Streit, Jordan, Jonathan and Jayden Lommel; and great grandchildren, Abigail, Lucas and Whitney Cross, Landon and Logan Swenson, Stephen and Greta Streit. Marcie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert; and brothers, Marlin and Ben Benkowski.

A special thank you to Carefree Living Staff, and her many close friends at Carefree Living and CentraCare Hospice, especially Molly, for the wonderful care given to Marcie.