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.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Visitation 1/2 hour prior
While we want to remember and celebrate her life, we recognize that in these times we must do that in a safe manner respectful of guidelines. We welcome you to attend as you feel safe and comfortable. We will not be having a formal reception. We recognize some folks choose to not attend due to Covid-19, illness, timing, and distance. We understand. We know you are there in spirit until we can get together again.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church - Serley Chapel
5025 Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Mount Olivet is limiting capacity to 40 people with face coverings and distancing (seating in every other pew) required. We are not concerned that we will exceed this capacity so we welcome all who feel comfortable. Organist and vocalist will be on the other side of the main sanctuary.
Friday, November 6, 2020
We will be outside for a shorter service. Although safer than inside, we request that everyone wear masks and respect social distancing.
Pelican Valley Cemetery
40578 190th Ave
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572