Mass ofChristian Burial forwas held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley, MN. Interment followed the service at St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery in Green Valley.
Sug was born September 6, 1924 on a farm near Bridgewater, SD. She attended Catholic school until age 10. In 1934 the Alcorn family moved to Walnut Grove, MN to escape the drought. She and her siblings walked two miles to two room county school until her eighth grade year. She graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1942.
After high school Sug worked in Minneapolis as a secretary and in a munitions factory during the WWII effort.
Sug married the love of her life, Ralph John Markell, on January 11, 1947. They moved to Excelsior, MN for the winter of 1948. Their oldest son Dan was born there. They moved to Green Valley, MN where they lived until 1995. During that time, Linda, Lee and Deb were born. They moved to Marshall, MN to Golden Pond until 2002, then on to Boulder Estates in Marshall until 2006, then finally to the Minneota Manor.
Her hobbies included cooking, baking, and gardening. She raised some of Minnesota’s finest gladio-lus.
Sug spent her married life nurturing her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Cooking chicken, darning socks, cleaning plastic bread sacks, took up a lot of her time. Her chicken put KFC to shame and her cinnamon rolls were to die for.
During the move from Golden Pond to the Boulder Estates, many truck loads of household goods were brought to Goodwill. The following week Mom repurchased many of the items she had previously owned. During the move from Boulder to the Minneota Manor the same items where trucked back to Goodwill.
She is survived by her children: Dan (Arlene) Markell of Marshall, MN; Linda (Glenn) Pinkston of Richardson, TX; Lee (Jean) Markell of Eagan, MN; and Deb (Wayne) Carlson of Hanley Falls, MN; nine grandchildren: Aaron (Kar-la) Markell, Brady (Lauren) Markell, Kari Markell, Willie (Mandy) Pinkston, Todd (Erin) Pinkston, Nate (Jodi) Markell, Angie Mar-kell, Mandy (Jon) Recker and Alissa (Bram) Burgin-ger; five great-grandchildren: Noah and Braden Markell, Hannah Markell, Markelle and Bria Burgin-ger, Sophie and Evelyn Recker; and her siblings: Mary Como, Robert (Bob) Alcorn, Donald (Sandy) Alcorn.
She was preceded in death by her husband John; parents Elizabeth and Clifford Alcorn; and two brothers: Dr. Bill Alcorn and Jim Alcorn.