Aldora Martin, age 84, of Cosmos, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, and will continue on Saturday for one hour prior to the service, all at the church.
Aldora Mayonne (Anderson) Martin was born June 25, 1933, in Cosmos Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, the daughter of Arthur G. and Esther (Schiro) Anderson. She was baptized as an infant at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, and confirmed in her faith there as a youth. Aldora received her education at the Litchfield Public School, and graduated with the Class of 1951.
On October 9, 1951, Aldora was united in marriage to Clarence Ervin Martin at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. The couple lived and farmed south of Cosmos from 1952 to 1982. They had shared 45 years of marriage when Clarence passed away on December 10, 1996.
Aldora worked with Clarence on the family farm, and she also sold Watkins products. For many years she managed Senior Dining. She was a life-long member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, where she taught Sunday School, quilted for missions, and belonged to P.L.C.W. Aldora loved gardening, growing flowers and vegetables. She enjoyed canning those vegetables, and preserving food for her family. Aldora loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
On Tuesday evening, August 29, 2017, Aldora passed away at the Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield, having reached the age of 84 years. Blessed be her memory.
Aldora is survived by her:
Children: Don Martin and his wife Sandy of Cosmos,
Marilyn Duenow and her husband Terry of Green Leaf,
Dale Martin of Cosmos,
Duane Martin and his wife Yvette of Cosmos,
Mary Lou Mellies of Cosmos;
Grandchildren: Gena Martin, Darcy Martin, Kevin Wulkan (Karen), Kim Bergstrom (Chad), Melissa Alexander (John), Melanie Eggers (Jim), Matthew Martin (Kristyn), Roney Martin (Danielle), Raymond Martin (Kylie), Megan Martin Thornton (Waylon), Mallory Martin (special friend James), Arielle Brandenburg (Jeremy), Skyler VanderVorst (fiance Dan Johnson), Jessica Lou Glieden (Tom), Jenna Lea Haugo (Tim), Jacob Sandgren (Toni);
Great-Grandchildren: Paige Wilner, Payton Wilner, Pailey Wilner; Hunter Holmgren, Tucker Holmgren, Brenna Alexander, Emily Alexander, Cole Eggers, Cade Eggers, Huck Martin, Max Martin, Tayler Ryberg, Kevy Ryberg, Belle Ryberg, Bradlee Wulkan, Madalynn Wulkan, Alexis Bergstrom, August Bergstrom, Ashton Bergstrom, Ellaina Bergstrom, Gabriel Bergstrom, Katie Martin, Klay Martin, Griffin Martin, Dex Wray Thornton, Evalyn VanderVorst, Gavin Brandenburg, Reece Brandenburg, Isabel Glieden, Ella Glieden, Caroline Glieden, Owen Haugo, Olivia Haugo, Grace Haugo, Aria Sandgren, Auroa Sandgren;
Great-Great-Grandchildren: Brennan Ryberg, Brayden Ryberg, Luka Ryberg, Charlie Ryberg, Reagen Ryberg;
Sisters-in-law, Dorothy Anderson of Hector and Mayonne Martin of Hutchinson;
many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Aldora was preceded in death by her Parents, Arthur and Esther Anderson; Husband, Clarence Martin; Son, Daniel Martin and his Wife, JoEllen Martin; Grandchildren, Michelle Martin, LeAnna Martin; Daughter-in-law, Susie Martin; Son-in-law, Charles Mellies; Brothers, Roger in infancy, and Myron Anderson; Brothers-in-law, Orville Martin, and Reuben Martin and his Wife Margaret.