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Donor Story: Marcia Chalgren, Ecumen Pathstone Living Volunteer and Donor

Every Friday during the spring and summer months, you will find Marcia Chalgren working in the courtyard garden at Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato.  A tireless and faithful friend of Ecumen Pathstone, Marcia can be found year-round helping with everything from Bingo to the annual bake sale.

“This is a wonderful place,” says Marcia, who first connected with Pathstone when her mother was a resident more than 15 years ago.

Marcia, who is 85, still shovels snow and maintains a year-round greenhouse at her home.  “I like to keep busy,” she says.

A retired nurse, Marcia was half of a dynamic Mankato medical couple. Her husband, Dr. William Chalgren, who died three years ago, was a prominent Mankato psychiatrist and neurologist.  They worked together in Bill’s practice for many years, leaving a wonderful legacy in the wider Mankato community.

“Bill always encouraged me to do my volunteer work,” she says. 

 “I’ve had a very full life,” Marcia says, recalling how she and Bill traveled the world together, went on hunting and fishing trips, attended concerts, played golf and were avid curlers.

Out of this fullness, Marcia is a generous donor to Pathstone, not only of her time but also through many years of financial support. Her consistent and steadfast support is an incredible gift to Pathstone and its residents.