Obituaries

Doris L. Martinson

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Concordia Lutheran Church, Edmore for Doris L. Martinson, 87, of Mayville and formerly of Hampden, who passed away on Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017 at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville in the loving care of her family. 

Posted 11/2/17

Burial will be in the Storlie Cemetery, rural Hampden.

Doris Lorraine Schonauer, the daughter of Lawrence and Florence (Flott) Schonauer was born on February 27, 1930, in BelfieldD. She was educated at Weaver and Alsen graduating from Hampden High School in 1948. She was united in marriage to Marvin Martinson on October 31, 1948, at the farm of her parents. Together they raised six children. Marvin and her spent many happy winters in Mesa, Ariz. where they reconnected each year with friends and family, golfing, playing cards, and dancing. They were charter members of Faith Lutheran Church in Hampden. She was truly loved by her family and friends.  he will be remembered for her love and support of family, her lifelong friendships, and her active presence in the community.

Doris will be dearly missed by her children Barbara (Richard) Lunde, Grand Forks; Claire (Brent) Evans, Grand Forks; Richard (Cheryl) Martinson, Munich; Diane Blue, Littleton, Colo.; Lavonne (Jay) Liversage, Fargo; and Larry Martinson, Littleton, Colo.

Doris had a special affection for her loving grandchildren Jason Skaar, Jeff Skaar, Chad Lunde, Amy (Lunde) Swanson, Jo (Skaar) Sannes, Patrick Martinson, Casey Blue, Todd Lunde, Julie (Martinson) Metcalf, Heather (Kosobud) Krone, Bridget (Martinson) Sigette, Logan Martinson and step-grandchildren Sean Evans and Richard Evans, along with several great grandchildren.

Other survivors include Doris’s sisters-in-law Donna Karel and Giselle Schonauer, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband Marvin; brother Vern Schonauer; brothers-in-law Alvin Peters, Richard Karel, Vernal Stotts and Pete Martinson; sisters-in-law Sharon Martinson and Marilyn Stotts.

Doris’s family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Tufte Manor, Maple View Memory Care, Grand Forks and Luther Memorial Home, Mayville for the loving and compassionate care they provided for Mom the past five years.

Gilbertson Funeral Home of Devils Lake was in charge of arrangements.

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