Magna Martin obituary

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Friday, February 1, 1952
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Mrs. Magna Martin, daughter of Knut and Ingrid Gunderson, was born at Fennimore, Wisconsin on March 6, 1871. She was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. O. Naess, of Castle Rock church there. She made her home at Fennimore until her marriage to Thomas Martin in September of 1894. Most of the rest of her long life has been spent in the Lyle community.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her eight children. There are five sons: Clifford of Twin Valley, Minnesota; Melvin of Minneapolis; Arthur of Claypool, Arizona; Galen of this community; and Judene of Albert Lea; and three daughters: Marjorie, Mrs. John Hoffman of Minneapolis; Lillian, Mrs. Jack Kerns of Los Angeles; and Myrtle, Mrs. Thomas Bodkin of Chicago. There are seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna Larson of Osage. For the past 30 years, since the death of her husband, she had made her home with her children.

Funeral services were conducted at Our Savior's Lutheran church on February 29 by Pastor Stanley V. Gjervik. The committal was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.