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Dorothy Martin

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Dorothy E. Martin age 92 of Nashua, Iowa died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Shell Rock Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua, with Pastor Ralph Wedeking presiding. Interment will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City with Jessy Willadsen, David Martin, Chris Martin, Jaydon Niemeyer, Michael Van Laningham, Zach Jacobs and Bobby Harrington serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Misty Van Laningham, Melissa Jacobs, Michelle Lowman and Amanda Willoughby. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Dorothy Ellen Martin was born September 17, 1922 in Bradgate, Iowa, The ninth of sixteen children born to Walter and Lillie (Moore) Wood. She excelled at school and contributed that to her education from country schools. On February 16, 1946, in San Diego, CA, she married Wilbur Martin Jr. who was from Britt, IA. To this union seven children were born. Dorothy farmed side-by-side in the Nashua area with her husband and family for 57 years. She loved bird-watching, especially cardinals, NASCAR and the Iowa Hawkeye teams. Dorothy enjoyed crafting, crocheting and playing cards with her family. Dorothy is survived by her six sons, Earl (Sue) Martin of Waverly, Berl Martin of Charles City, Merl (Mary) Martin of Cedar Falls, Verl (Sherri) Martin, Jerl (Deb) Martin all of Charles City and Sherl Martin of Nashua; one daughter, Crystal (Dennis) Wedeking of Plainfield; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Elton (Shirley) Wood of Whittemore, IA; four sisters, Kathryn Leist of Ft. Dodge, Betty Lou Von Bank of Trenton, MO, Elsie Eischen of Algona and Mary Ann Reynolds of Peoria, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1990; six brothers and four sisters.

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  1. Crystal & family, So very sorry to hear about your Mom. I loved talking to her & hearing her stories. She loved to visit & she made me smile. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Zenda & Kenton

  2. margie shindelar and family purchased the Garden Accent Stone – ‘Wherever a beautiful soul…’ for the family of Dorothy Martin.

  3. dear martin family, am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. she was a great and wise woman. we loved her dearly. I will miss the Christmas card race we would have every year. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Margie, cassey,and nate shindelar

  4. Remember many visits with Dorothy at the grocery store. She loved to talk about her family, a very sweet and nice lady!! You kids had a great momma!! May you have comfort in all the memories, my sympathy to all of the family. Sandra (Hicok) Miller

  5. I will Miss my Aunt Dorothy Martin very much-she was a wonderful lady with a kind and caring heart and loved to talk about Nascar Racing. I will miss that very much- I got a Christmas Card from her last year in 2014 and she was so happy that I remembered her and sent a photo for her to enjoy. My thoughts and prayers are with the Martin Families. ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’ Aunt Dorothy- you will be missed but never forgotten- your smile was very warm like sunshine and radiated and lit up the sky- May You light the Heavens with your beautiful smile and heart and may it always radiate forever!! Love You Aunt Dorothy and will miss YOU Forever. With Love, Prayers and Sympathy, Mark J.VonBank- Park Rapids, Minnesota- (nephew).

  6. My Great Aunt was a beautiful lady. We would always write back and forth .She told my aunt she loved it when I wrote her, glad I could bring her joy and her memory will always be close to my heart fly with the angels and while ur up there i know ur watching over me. I love you.

  7. I remember the story about the melamac plate. We were having a meal at Dorothy’s and someone had the ‘cracked’ plate. Everyone was tired of this cracked plate so someone frisbied it across the road and into the field. Low and behold Dorothy must has seen that plate in the field and retrieved it. She let everyone know that she was not happy about someone tossing her plate. Everyone snickered about the incident but no one dare to take the blame for tossing it.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Dort.Our prayers to all of you.May her precious memories stay forever in your hearts as they will in ours.We have many Blessed memories of her over all the years and will hold them forever close to our hearts.May God comfort you and hold you all in his hands in this difficult time. All our Love and Hugs to the family Roger&Sherry Welter and family

  9. So very sorry for the passing of Aunt Dort. My prayers and thoughts being sent to all. Hugs and much love. Don and Sandy Patterson

  10. Dorothy’s voice and smile always brightend my day when she would visit with Esther. I am so glad the two of them got together recently and we are blessed with the picture of the two of them and all the memories from over the years. Thank you Dorothy and our hearts go out to your family at this time of need. Frank Knecht and family

  11. Thought and prayers are with your family. Dorothy was a wonderful lady. I have many memories of the times when I was a part of your family.

  12. First time I met Dorothy’s family and heard her children’s names, I asked why all the boys names rhymed, but the only daughter’s name was different — Dorothy told me Wilbur had an old girlfriend named Pearl and she wasn’t about to be reminded of that by giving the name to her daughter.

  13. I will always remember Aunt Dort I know Mom will too. Of all the letters I received in the years from a sweet Aunt. I am so glad we did get a chance to go see her at her home. Love and prayers to the family at this hard time. Love Donna , Blair and Lucille.

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