Marit Rhae Gelein

December 3, 1969 - March 23, 2019

Marit Rhae Gelein, 49 of Augusta passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019.,
Marit was born to Harold and Pamela (Becker) Gelein on December 3, 1969 in Madison, WI. Marit had a love of all animals and was a country girl at heart. She loved horses – training, riding and rescuing them and was an avid bike rider, exceptional child care provider and a lover of the outdoors. Marit was at her best, as a Mom, to her son Barak. Barak and the rest of her family and friends were most important to her. Marit was a sweet and sensitive soul. She took great pride in creating her family home in Webster, where she lived for many years. Her legacy will be the love she left for her family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
Marit is survived by her son Barak, mother Pam Gelein, brother Mike (Wendy), nieces Mckinley, Mariana and Gabriella, Aunts Helen Becker and Carol Whitney, step-mom Anne Gelein and step-sisters Gina Bennett and Jacqui Fullerton, as well as, many other cousins and dear friends.
Marit was preceded in death by her father, Harold Gelein, Uncle David Becker and Aunts Cindy Stabler and Abbe Vining.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Northwoods Brew Pub (50819 West Street, Osseo) on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:30 am. Burial will take place at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.

  1. Annie, Gina, and Jacqui,

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Sending you all love and strength as you mourn the passing of Hud’s daughter. Thinking of you all.

    - Missy Gullickson

  2. Dear Gelein family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Marit. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and also at Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all of the many causes we have for suffering, including sickness, pain and death. Knowing this has always brought me some comfort and it is my hope that these thoughts from the Bible will likewise bring your family comfort and will also ease some of your deep pain during this most difficult time in your lives.

    - Kathy

  3. R.I.P., Sweet Marit…

    - Cathy Hangartner Lawrence

  4. Hi Merit,

    Thanks for letting me ride Bullet

    - joe

  5. So sad for what has happened in your lives. May the wonderful memories bring you comfort and help ease your pain to get through the days ahead. Thinking of you all.

    - Rene Pooler (Terry & Robin's Mom)

  6. Dear Gelein family,
    I’ve only known Marit for a short time. In that short time I do know she cherished her family, especially Barak. She talked about him all the time. He was her pride and joy.
    I pray that you find peace, in knowing that she truly loved you!

    - Kay

  7. Dear Gelein family,
    I’ve only known Marit for a short time. In that short time I do know she cherished her family, especially Barak. She talked about him all the time. He was her pride and joy.
    I pray that you find peace, in knowing that she truly loved you!

    - Kay Pershern

  8. Dear Pam, Barak, Michael, Anne, Helen and Carol and many family members, We are so sad for the loss of sweet Marit, and send you our love, hugs and prayers. She is now at peace soaring with God. We have some fun memories of her very young, playing with Nikki and Ronda. And of course, Cindy kept me up-to-date throughout her life, and I loved her dearly from afar. May God strengthen and comfort each of you. Scripture says: “Faith, hope and love remain, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor 13:13 and “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or pain.” Rev 21:4 Love you all, Fran (Frannie)

    - Frances Meyer

  9. Marit Marit Quite Contrarit how does your garden grow… with bluebells and cockleshells and little maids all in a row… remember when I see to sing that to you in the woods up on Pikes Peak Road? I will miss you oh so much, you will always be my little sister. I love you. I’ll see you again one day and I want you to bring two horses and we’ll go ride.

    - Cousin Ronda

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