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Ivar Sigfried Martinson

September 12, 1924 May 8, 2009
Ivar Sigfried Martinson
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Brewster, MN     Ivar Sigfried Martinson, 84, was born on September 12, 1924, in Grant Township, LeMars, IA, the son of Erick and Frieda (Obermoller) Martinson. He lived on a farm in Iowa and then moved to Minnesota, first living east of Brewster. In 1939, they moved to the farm north of Brewster and farmed with his parents. He first attended school in Iowa and finished at Brewster Public School to the eighth grade. Ivar was baptized in Iowa and got confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster on June 5, 1938. Ivar married Hazel Sachen on September 9, 1951, in Rushmore, MN. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served as an Elder, Finance Board, Chairman Sunday Usher, and funeral usher for 58 years. He served on Hersey Township Board for 35 years and drove school bus for Brewster School District for 27 years. Ivar died on Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Sanford Regional Hospital in Worthington, MN.     Ivar is survived by his wife, Hazel of Brewster, MN; one son, Thomas Martinson of Brewster, MN; one sister, Mrs. Marvin (Cornelia) Schroeder of Worthington, MN; one brother, Virgil Martinson of Worthington, MN; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, David, and one sister, Rosetta.      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, MN, with Rev. David McDonald officiating. Casket bearers will be Ron McCarvel, Tom McCarvel, George Loudenslager, Donald Baumgard, Leslie Starner, and Robert Kirchner. Burial will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Brewster.Visitation will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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