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, 2021.

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.

Another 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.

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.

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