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Clara Rose "Rose" Hammer Stevens Martinson 1868-1957


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/10/2011 at 22:01:25

Longtime City Resident Dies
Mrs. Clara Martinson, 88, longtime Estherville resident died yesterday morning at 12:04 Mrs. Martinson had been in poor health for the past 25 years with a heart condition.

She had been hospitalized this time at Holy Family Hospital for the past five weeks with immediate cause of death attributed to a heart attack. Due to poor health, Mrs. Martinson had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Helinsky, Bancroft, since last summer.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 9:30 at St. Patrick’s church, the Rev. Father Joseph Nooney officiating. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today at Sternborg Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s cemetery.

Mrs. Martinson [Clara Rose Hammer] was born June 24, 1868, at Mount Sterling, Ill. She married George Stevens who preceded her in death prior to her coming to Estherville in 1910. Mrs. Martinson lived on the Kinell farm about eight miles south of Estherville for a number of years. She was married to Olaf Martinson and he preceded her in death about five years ago.

Mrs. Martinson also ran the hotel by the M. and St. L. Railroad for a number of years.

She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Joe (Loretta) Helinsky of Bancroft and Mrs. Bill (Ethel) Hostter [Hochstetter] of Park Rapids, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, Paul, died about four years ago at Minneapolis, but for many years was with the telephone company here in Estherville. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, May 6, 1957)

Attend Last Rites for Mrs. Martinson
Out-of-town relatives who were here to attend funeral services for Mrs. Clara Martinson, held this morning at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church included Fidelis Dankbar, Calista Dankbar, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Helinsky, Bernard Dankbar, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wolf, all of Bancroft; Sandra Crowder, Pauline Weber, Loretta Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stevens, Earl Stevens, and Mrs. Mary Stevens, all of Minneapolis, Minn. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, May 7, 1957)


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