Martinson, Martin 1894 - 1974
MARTINSON, ROOD, HOVEY, DALE, FRETHEIM
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Date: 4/16/2021 at 16:59:57
Funeral services for Martin Martinson, a Decorah native, were held January 5 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. Mr. Martinson died January 3 at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
Mr. Martinson was born August 25, 1894 in Decorah where he received his education. He served his country in the National Guard and joined the armed forces in World War I and fought in all the battles in France. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion.
On January 16, 1935 he was united in marriage to the former Mildred Rood by the Rev. Luke Krebs in the Third Presbyterian Church, Dubuque. The couple made their home in Waukon where Mr. Martinson was employed by Allamakee County several years and later was a carpenter and painter.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Decorah Lutheran Church and on April 9, 1960 he transferred his membership to the First Presbyterian Church in Waukon.
Mr. Martinson suffered a stroke in March 1967 from which he never fully recovered. He entered the Good Samaritan Home in Waukon October 27, 1972 and died at the Waukon hospital January 3.
He is survived by his wife; three sisters, Mrs. Ingolf (Esther) Hovey, Decorah; Mrs Inga Dale, Decorah, Mrs. Parnell (Mabel) Fretheim, Decorah; two brothers, Adolph of Decorah and Oscar, Canoga Park, Calif. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tolleff and Ernest.
Pastor W.J. Tjaden conducted final rites. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery with the following men serving as pallbearers, Ed Groezinger, Alfred Hanson, Ottenus Hanson, Adolph Larson, Leo Samek and John Schellhammer.
Mrs. Floyd Larson was organist and Mrs. Thomas Counters was soloist. Martin Brothers of Waukon was in charge of arrangements.
Decorah Journal, January 17, 1974
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