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Verle Arnel Marsaa was born on August 12, 1943, the son of Melvin and Minnie Marsaa.   He passed away into the loving arms of his Savior, at the age of 78, on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Verle attended school in Warwick ND, graduating in May 1961.  Verle married Karen Randle on July 21, 1962 and resided in Devils Lake before moving to New Rockford for 25 years, where their children grew up and attended school.  He worked for various construction companies, Soil Conservation and Ducks Unlimited. He and his wife, Karen purchased their “dream come true” hobby farm near Tappen in 1996. After Karen’s death in May 2015, Verle moved back to New Rockford and was united in marriage to Barbara Perleberg in May 2016.

Steam Threshers filled his summer and early fall months. The rest of the year, he would be traveling, researching and restoring John Deere tractors and equipment, as well as other brands. Verle passed away while on another adventure, teaching the next generation about antique tractors.   Verle was a member of the Faith Evangelical Church of Crystal Springs, adjunct member of the First Lutheran Church in New Rockford, as well as a member of the numerous Steam Shows across the midwest and Canada.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Perleberg and his four children Kent (Marcee) Marsaa of New Rockford; MaryLou Marsaa (Rick) Nyhusmoen of Bismarck; Michael (Debra) Marsaa of Walcott, ND and Karalee (Robert) Harper of Bismarck; twelve grandchildren,  Dani (Joshua), Joshua, James, Shawn, Krysta (Christopher), Daniel, Dylan (Madie), Koltan, Dakota, Brenna, Tyler and Travis, and six great grandchildren, Jaxon, Samantha, Quinn, Piper, Bryker and Remington;  sister Arlene Holtz of New Rockford, ND; sister-in-law Nita Jean (Johnnie) McKelvey of Warwick, ND;  and brother-in-law Charles (Joan) Randle of Pequot Lakes, MN; and Barbara’s children, Brian (Jeanette), Kelly (Kathy), Tim (Amy) and Jeff (Teresa); 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Verle was preceded in death by his wife Karen of 52 ½ years, his parents Melvin and Minnie Marsaa, his father and mother-in-law Glenn and Alpha (Duecy) Randle, daughter-in-law Gloria Marsaa and brothers-in-law Carl Holtz and Doug Orndorff.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite Steam Thresher Show.

A Visitation will be Friday, 1:00PM – 2:00PM followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00PM all at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Verle’s Visitation will be Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:00PM – 1:00PM followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00PM all at Faith Evangelical Church, Crystal Springs, ND.

His Burial will be at 3:00PM in the Fisher Cemetery, Tappen, ND.

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18 Comments

  1. Barb and families we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Verle will be missed in our community. Sending hugs and prayers to all.

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  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I always liked Verle. He was a fabulous mentor to my Son. Always there to lend a hand and a bit of advice. He will be so very missed.

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  3. Condolences Marcee and families.

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  4. My condolences to Verle’s family. He will be missed by many friends.

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  5. What a great guy so happy go lucky and thoughtful. He always had a smile on his face and treasured his family! He lived a good life! Hugs and prayers to the family!

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  6. Was so sorry to see Verle had passed away. He was always such a friendly nice man. Loved seeing and visiting with him.

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  7. Sorry for your loss, in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. So sorry to hear. Our deepest condolences to the family.

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  9. So sorry for your loss. My brother Doug Orndorff was married to Arlene. We miss Doug bur we still love Arlene.

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  10. My sincere condolences to all of the Marsaa family.

    Verle’s mother Minnie was my first cousin.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear of Verle’s passing. He was such a good caring person. My sincere condolences are with all of his loved ones.

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  12. I was so sorry to hear of Verle’s passing, I have not seen him in many years but have known him and his family since I was very young. My parents rented the Marsaa farm from Melvin & Minnie back in the 1950’s when I was about 2 years old. I recently ran into Verle’s daughter Marylou at the clinic in Bismarck where she works, and she recognized me, what a surprise! I will always remember Verle as a very kind man, and a fanatic about threshing machines, I remember that he had the most amazing farm toys when he was young. I know that he is at the most amazing threshing show ever right now and that he is at peace. Goodbye old friend.

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  13. I am very sorry to hear of your loss! Verle was always kind and fun to be around when I saw him growing up. A moment I have always remembered him by is when I ran into him outside as he was leaving Krysta’s open house and I was just arriving. Verle reached into his pocket and insisted on giving me some cash he had on him as a graduation gift to me. What an unexpected, thoughtful gesture. May countless wonderful memories help you through this heartbreaking time.

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  14. We are sorry to hear that Verle has passed away, and send our deepest condolences to the family.

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  15. Mike, Deb and family, Our family sends our sincere sympathy to the Marsaa family on the loss of your dear Dad and Grandpa.

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  16. Thinking of all of Verle’s family at this time of loss. Prayers are with each and everyone .

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  17. CNSTR will not be the same without him! Condolences to the entire family.

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  18. God Bless the family of Verle and may he rest in peace

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