Martha "Marti" Rachel Wietstock - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Martha “Marti” Rachel Wietstock

December 25, 1927 - December 5, 2020

Martha “Marti” Rachel Wietstock, age 92, of South Minneapolis, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 5, 2020. She was born on December 25, 1927, in Federal Dam, MN to Bijah and Sophia Chase.

Marti is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Merril; children, Linda (Dave) Wintheiser, LuAnn Lundeen-Otto, Merril (Diane) Wietstock Jr., Renae Langefels, Lori (John) Dillon, Lana Rodman, Lisa Bender; grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Jordan, Alan, Andrea, Chase, Kristen, Kelsey, John Paul, Michael, Tony, Storm, Janelle, Hunter;16 great-grandchildren; her dog, Kasey, and many relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Don; great-grandsons, Michael and Nolan; son-in-law Dean Rodman; siblings Marie, Amy, Daisy, Walter, Vera and Roma.

Marti was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a vibrant and caring person with a beautiful smile that lit up a room. She had a contagious laugh and a great sense of humor.

She enjoyed ‘get-togethers’ with family and friends. Throughout her life, she also enjoyed many activities like traveling, swimming, crocheting, bowling, card games, keno, crosswords with her husband, and much more. She was very active in her church and volunteered in many programs with her Church Community.

Marti loved sharing her Native Heritage, going to Pow Wow’s, making fry bread, and taking several trips ‘up north’ to visit family.

She adored her dogs, feeding ducks on her walks with her husband, and feeding the squirrels in the front yard.

She will be deeply missed.

Services will be held at a late date.


  1. Cynthia says:

    Dear Merril and children, I am sorry for your loss. I have known your mother and family, all my life and what a beautiful, fun person she was. Her and my mom were best friends. They traveled to Vegas, road trips with their husbands, and most memorable for me is how they loved to dance with each other, if there was a band playing…they were on the dance floor! Glen Miller In The Mood was a favorite, They called it Two Step, aka Shag dancing. They never missed a step and were always in sync. It was so much fun to watch them. I was able to video chat with Marty a few months ago and so glad I did. Thanks Lisa for arranging that. Love and Prayers to All.

  2. The DeGolier Family says:

    Condolences and well wishes to the entire family. Wonderful years of memories of Marti as a South Mpls. neighbor for 50+ years of the Wamsley family.
    Her spirit will forever live on with all the great stories and memories of her.

  3. Lori Dillon says:

    My Mother was such a loving and beautiful person. I found this poem which describes her and think that each of my siblings would agree.

    You were someone I could talk to;
    That no one can replace.
    You were someone I could laugh with;
    ‘Til tears ran down my face.
    You were someone I could turn to;
    When I needed a helping hand;
    You were someone I could count on;
    To advise and understand.
    You were someone I thought more of;
    As each year came to an end.
    You were my dearest mother;
    And also my dearest friend.
    Thank you for the memories;
    That are yours and mine alone;
    For they recall so many special moments;
    That you and I have known.

    Love and miss you Mom, very much.
    Forever in my heart.

  4. Jim Pukay says:

    Renae-I know you’re not on Facebook but I wanted to give my condolences to you for the loss of your Mom-I’ve lost both my parents and it’s a pain I wouldn’t wish on anyone-Take care and God Bless you and your family-Jim Pukay(RHS 75)

    • Renae says:

      Thank you Jim,
      I appreciate your thoughtful words and special blessings very much. Losing a parent is losing a life long friend…a person who would always be there to give their love unconditionally. I’m so very sorry for your loss too, it truly is painful losing a parent. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

      Thank you again, sending God’s blessings to all.

  5. Kayla Ruhland says:

    came back to this page just to say how much i truly miss her. whenever i saw her i truly felt so loved and seen, i feel so lucky to be able to have called her my great-grandma. i know she’s watching me now and i hope she’s proud of how much progress i’ve made. sending all my love and prayers to the rest of the family because, her passing is never something you’ll ever be truly over.

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