November 22, 1924 - November 22, 2020
Martha went home to be with Jesus, her Savior and Lord on her 96th birthday, Nov 22, 2020. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Caspara; brothers, Richard and Burton; and husband of 4 years, Marvin. Survived by niece, Carolyn (David); nephews, Burton (Dorothy), Jonathan (Brenda) and David (Cindra). Martha graduated from Swedish Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse, University of MN with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Peabody College in Nashville with a Master's in Education, Lutheran Bible Institute and an intense study of the Swahili language. Martha lived out her faith in service to others. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 50 years serving in a variety of roles including at a Camp, Hospital Staff, Public Health, Lutheran Bible Institute, Missionary Hospital in Tanzania - Africa, Nursing Instructor at Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing, Field Representative for Gospel Recordings traveling in the South Pacific and South East Asia, Patient Educator at a Church's Holistic Clinic, Home Health Nurse and 23 years as a Volunteer Shipping Coordinator at Global Health Missions. A private family graveside service will be held at Lakewood Cemetery.