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Marilyn Martinson

August 13, 1931 — March 14, 2022

Marilyn Gladys Martinson was born August 13, 1931, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Jessie (Marten) Lankow. She passed away March 14, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes.

She grew up in the Foxhome area and graduated from Campbell High School. On December 17, 1950, she was united in marriage to Alwyn Martinson at the Foxhome Methodist Church. To this union five children were born.

Marilyn was a homemaker, a gardener, and planted glorious flower beds. They farmed near Foxhome, Ashby, and Breckenridge before moving to their farm near Vergas in 1962.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and bird watching. Marilyn was a member of the Vergas Methodist Church and active with the lady’s circle, as well as local homemaker groups in Vergas and Dent. She was a prep cook and baker at District 166 restaurant, and started Shady Elm Upholstery in 1984. Marilyn and Alwyn retired and moved into Vergas in 2003.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Alwyn Martinson; children Dennis (Rain) Martinson, David Martinson, Donna (Lynn) Mineer, Mary Lou Schmit and Carol (Philip) Stratton; grandchildren Brook, Marcus, Jared, Adam, Theodore, Tracy, Landon and Meranda; great-grandchildren Noah, Laura, Elodie, Otto, and Stevie; siblings Beatrice Kusch, Artis (Gordon) Martinson and Phyllis Hiedeman.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Jessie Lankow; son-in-law Gary Schmit; siblings Mae Hiedeman, Raymond Lankow, Cecil Lankow, Francis Lankow and Henry Lankow.

Due to family members who are immuno-compromised, family is asking unvaccinated individuals to wear masks.

Memorial Service will be held 10:00AM, Saturday, March 19, 2022 at United Methodist Church in Vergas, MN with visitation 1-hour prior.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation 1 hour prior

Saturday, March 19, 2022

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

United Methodist Church Vergas

200 W Main St, Vergas, MN 56587

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

United Methodist Church Vergas

200 W Main St, Vergas, MN 56587

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