Kathy Mercil

Kathy Mercil passed away October 16th, 2021 in Surprise, AZ surrounded by family. Kathleen Ann Mercil (Kostad) was born on May 16th, 1950 in Rugby ND to Oscar and Esther Kostad. She graduated from Kenmare High School and attended one year at Minot State Teachers College. She followed in her dad’s footsteps and started her career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. First, as a telephone operator in Minot and moving to Fargo to continue her career. After a few years, she transferred to the Engineering department and retired after 30 years.

She met her husband, Wayne MerciI, in 1976 and they were married on June 25th, 1977. She became the mother of three children, Andrew, Bradley, Laura. Kathy was diagnosed with  Multiple Sclerosis in 1989 and through all the challenges, she enjoyed being a mother,  grandmother, reading, and the occasional trip to the casino. She also enjoyed traveling,  including countless road trips and cruises. After retiring, Wayne and Kathy moved to Surprise, AZ, enjoying the snowbird life where they spent winters in AZ and summers in Fargo.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Mercil, sons Andrew Mercil, Portland, OR, Bradley  (Melissa) Mercil Windsor, CO, and daughter Laura (Toby) Bryson, Argusville, ND. Grandkids,  Jerica Bryson, Aiden MerciI, Riley Bryson, Taylor Mercil, and Alexander Mercil. Brothers,  Kenneth (Fran) Kostad, Fargo, ND, Kerwin Kostad, Fargo,ND, and sister Kristie (Dal) Nett,  Oconomowoc, WI. In-laws, Diane and Louis Seidl, Virginia Beach, VA, Darrel and Susan  MerciI, Pelican Rapids, MN, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Esther Kostad, her in-Laws, Harvey and Mabel Mercil. and nephews, Keith and Kevin Seidl

A memorial service will be held in Fargo at a later date. She will be interred with her parents at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Mandan, ND. In lieu of flowers, cards can be sent to;

Surprise Funeral Care 16063 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374.

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