Mildred Irene Martinson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

August 14, 1922 - October 29, 2020

Mildred Irene Martinson

Age 98, of Edina, MN passed away peacefully October 29th, 2020. Mildred was born in a farming community outside Pelican Rapids. Growing up, Mildred was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. Mildred graduated from Pelican Rapids High School. Mildred got her teaching degree from Moorhead State University and taught school in the Fergus Falls, MN School District. Mildred married Warren A. Martinson on August 12, 1950. Later in life, after having children, Mildred had an almost 40-year career at Dayton’s (now Macy’s) working as a retail salesclerk. Mildred was a member of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis for almost 70 years. More than anything, Mildred enjoyed time with friends and family. Whether it was her siblings, children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces or neighbors, Mildred loved to visit. Survived by sons, Alan (Julie) Martinson and Duane Martinson; grandchildren Jennifer (Matthew) Jacobs, Lauren Martinson, and Brian Lofquist; great-grandchildren, Lily, Soren, Clara, Leif. Mildred is also survived by nieces and nephews Paul Rankin, Kim Guck, Julie DeMuth, Lyndon Johnson, Loretta Jenson and Robert Jacobson. Preceded in death by her husband Warren Martinson, parents Henry and Alette Johnson, her siblings Norma Jacobson, Lillian Rankin, Herbert Johnson, and nephew Dean Johnson.

Memorials preferred to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church.


  1. Greg Cline says:

    A life well lived! Mildred will be forever in our hearts. Love and condolences to the family. Greg, Rosina and the Boys (Former Neighbors- Heatherton Trail.)

  2. Lyndon Johnson says:

    One of the best Aunts I could ever have. Stiff competition from her sisters tho. I miss you already Millie!!

  3. Richard S. Bryant says:

    What a wonderful woman! It was my pleasure to know her, Warren and her sons. She was one of a kind with her humor and her outlook on life. A class act. She will be missed. Hugs to you, Millie.

  4. Denise Sonnee says:

    Mom (Lorraine Johnson) loved visiting with her cousin often on the phone. I always knew when they were talking by the laughter coming from her room. I know that they are laughing together in heaven now and mom can see her face to face.

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