Marion Grace Kivley Werdal, 96, of Fergus Falls, MN died on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Marion was born June 20, 1924, in Bellingham, WA. She married Morris Werdal on March 13, 1943. Marion and Morris served as ministers of the gospel, both in North American churches (Staten Island, NY; Fullerton, CA; Eau Claire, WI; and Seattle, WA) and on the international mission field. The Werdals were the first Lutheran Brethren missionaries to Japan, starting in 1949. They served in Japan for thirteen years planting churches and starting the Tohoku Bible Institute.