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Mary Martin

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Mary L. Martin age 91 of New Hampton died Thursday, November 24, 2011, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Holy Family Parish – St. Mary’s Center, New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. Her grandchildren will place the pall on the casket and present the offertory gifts. Roscoe McDonald will serve as lector. Pallbearers are Wally Murphy, Dan Kennedy, Bill Riley, Morgan Maduros, Tim Riley and Mark Bruening. Honorary pallbearers are Al and Kate Riley, Dennis and Jan Reaman and Gerry Kennedy. Private family interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Hampton. Friends may greet the family 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home. Visitation continues 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mary Lois Martin was born July 30, 1920, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Willard and Hazel (Brenner) Dickinson. She attended grade school in Minneapolis and was a 1938 graduate of the Newton, Iowa High School. She then attended the University of Iowa, Iowa City. On October 19, 1940, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton, she married J. Emmett Martin. To this union three children were born. Mary and Emmett moved to Emmetsburg, IA, and joined Emmett’s father in owning and operating Martin Funeral Home. The couple also added funeral home locations in Graettinger and Estherville. In 1961, the couple purchased the Larkin Funeral Homes New Hampton, Lawler, from Bill Larkin. Emmett and Mary operated the funeral homes until retiring in 1979 selling the business to Leon Hugeback. Emmett died on November 28, 2001 at the age of 84. Mary made Kensington Place her home until this year when she moved into the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of the America’s. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Martin, Julie (Spyros) Martin-Maduros, all of Fountain Hills, AZ; one son, John (Debra) Martin of Clive, IA; three grandchildren, Emily Maduros, Morgan Maduros and Claire Martin; one brother, Bill (Doris) Dickinson of Phoenix; one sister, Betty Dickinson of Newton; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Gregory Dickinson and James Dickinson in infancy; two sisters, Catherine McAnley, Patricia Dickinson.

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  1. Mary, Julie, John and family; As a little girl, we used to pack a picnic lunch, put it in our wagon, walk up the street and stop and enjoy our picnic in your parents’ yard. They had the softest and greenest grass in the neighborhood. Your mother would come out to see if we needed anything else or offer other goodies. She was an amazing woman!! May pleasant memories, such as this, help you through the difficult times. Sending heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies, Roberta and family

  2. Received an email from Jim and Sue Jensen telling of your Mom’s passing. I am thinking of all of you and please know you are in my prayers at this very sad time. Oh, the wonderful memories of our school days in Graettinger. God Bless.

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