Frances Lorraine Martin, 95

Published 10:36 am Friday, January 31, 2014

The funeral service for Frances Lorraine Martin will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Evanger Lutheran Church, 33554 660th Avenue, Sargeant, Minn., with Rev. Dwight Dobell officiating. Spring interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery in rural Sargeant.



Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at  Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501, 2nd Street NW in Hayfield and one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Frances Lorraine Martin, 95, passed away on Jan. 30, 2014, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, Minn.

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Frances was born on May 21, 1918, the daughter of Albert and Emma (Hanson) Gronseth in Mower County, Sargeant Township. She graduated from Austin High School and Winona State College. She was united in marriage to Herbert Martin on June 22, 1943, at Evanger Lutheran Church.  Frances was a teacher for 37 years, teaching in rural country schools and Hayfield School District. Frances was active in her church and was clerk for the city council in Sargeant and served on the election board. She enjoyed her family and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed many beautiful sunsets in her 95 years of life.

Frances is survived by her sons, Dallas (Debbie) Martin, of Kasson, Minn.; Daryl (Sandy) Martin, of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Wendy Duckstad, of Hayfield; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Janice) Gronseth, of Kasson, Minn.; Wallace Gronseth, of Rochester, Minn.; one sister, Adeline Moen, of Austin, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Ellen Gronseth, of Hayfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1983; one grandson, Scott; one son-in-law, Robert Duckstad; three brothers; and two sisters.

Blessed be her memory.