Martha E. Palmquist (nee Fosse) | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Martha E. Palmquist (nee Fosse)

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.


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  1. Scott Lien says:

    Praise God for the life of Martha Palmquist (Fosse)! I first met Martha at Global Health Ministries (GHM) in February 1998. I was uncomfortable with sharing my faith at that time, and uncertain whether to accept a position at GHM as operations manager. Martha became a mentor, teacher, friend, and shared her faith and experience as a missionary and working alongside together in the warehouse that moved me greatly, and unlocked inside me a deep love for medical missions and the work of the Church around the world. Thank you Martha!

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