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Bray, Elda (Fett) Marting 1906-1998


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 10/27/2011 at 22:39:47

SOURCE: Postville, Iowa POSTVILLE HERALD-LEADER, March 11, 1998
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Bray and Kuester Family Researcher)

A private funeral services for Elda Bray was held Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. in Schultz Funeral Home Monona, Iowa. Elda, daughter of Charles and Minnie (Kuester) Fett, was born July 29, 1906 at Watson, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at the Watson Church. Elda was united in marriage to Orlando Martins on January 14, 1925. Orlando died in 1958. On March 15, 1976 Elda was united in marriage to Lawrence Bray. Elda attended church at the Forest Mills United Methodist Church. He died August 23, 1988.

Elda Martins Bray died Thursday, March 5, 1998 at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. Preceding her in death were her parents, her two husbands, a son Wallace Martins, and a daughter Eileen Meyer.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Holm of Tustin, California, and Mary Lou Krambeer of Phoenix, Arizona; and one son Lanny Martins of Postville, Iowa.

Note: see below for surname corrections

Added by S. Ferrall 4/27/2013:

Elda Bray, 91, died Thursday, March 5, 1998, in Great River Care Center, McGregor, after a lingering illness. Private services 10 a.m. Monday, Schultz's Funeral Home, Monona, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Monona City Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Holm of Tustin, Calif. and Mary Lou Krambeer of Phoenix; and a son, Lanny Marting of Postville.

~Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 6, 1998
Surname Marting typed as it appeared in this obit


Correction October 1, 2013 from Connie L. Ellis:

The surname for Martins which was originally posted should be: "MARTING"

The transcription of the obituary for Elda (Fett) Bray was based on a newspaper clipping which had printed Elda's married name to Orlando as "Martins". When the names of her children were listed, they were also listed as "Martins". I did not catch that error until now.

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