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MARTIN, Lavina 1934-2012


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/23/2016 at 07:00:51

Lavina Jean Martin, age 78, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Anamosa. Pastor Laurie Riley will officiate at the service. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center.

Surviving are her husband, Virgil; two daughters: Vickie (Kurt) Freeman of Marion and Linda (Merle) Miller of Tiffin; four grandchildren: Angela (Paul) Hockaday, Jasen (Tanya) Freeman, Jannea and Trent Miller; three great-grandchildren: Celia and Gus Hockaday, and Joel Freeman; a sister, Clara Hinders of Marshalltown; a brother, Harvey (Jeanette) Beenken of Grundy Center; many nieces and nephews; and many grand-cats and grand-dogs, including her special companion, Buzz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Rickie (1973); seven sisters: Katharina Ridder, Mariam Bohlen, Lena Anderson, Leta Gerloff, Mildred Katzer, Pearl Hartgrave and Anna Mae Clemons; four brothers: Lutjen Jr., Wilbur, Edward, and Alfred Beenken.

Lavina Jean Beenken was born November 3, 1934, in Holland, Iowa. She was the daughter of Luitjen and Mildred Sink Beenken. On May 2, 1953, Lavina was united in marriage to Virgil Martin at the Grundy Center Methodist Church. Lavina and Virgil owned and operated V and L Pastries in Parkersburg and Lake City for many years. Lavina later went to work for Square D in Cedar Rapids, then moving on to Collins Radio where she worked close to 20 years.

Lavina was a member of the United Methodist Church in Anamosa for 50 years, a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary, an IBEW member, and a proud Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack 67. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be missed dearly by those closest to her.

--Goettsch Funeral Home (www.goettschonline.com)


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