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Margaret A. Martinson

July 4, 1919 — January 18, 2021

Margaret Augusta (Michael) Martinson St. Charles, MN----Margaret Augusta (Michael) Martinson was called to her Lord on January 18, 2021. She was born on July 4, 1919 and was a "firecracker" all of her life by telling stories/jokes and getting people to laugh or smile. She was born to Albert and Alma (Pfeil) Michael, the second of five daughters. She married Lloyd Martinson on September 30, 1941. They were married for 57 years until his passing in 1998. She was a progressive-thinking person convincing her parents that the youngest 2 daughters should receive a post high school education which they both did. After observing and learning about farming from her father and grandfather, she was able, after marrying Lloyd, to make the Martinson farm profitable. Margaret's philosophy of life was, " to care, to contribute, and make a difference." She proudly served as a member of SEMCAC board. Margaret's wisdom, compassion, and common sense were evident in her life as she was a role model for us. She was a life-long member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church serving in the Ladies Aid, church socials and ice cream socials. Margaret's passion for life and for people was underscored by a deep commitment to excellence in all that she did, even as she played weekly card games with her sisters, always cheering when she won. She is survived by her sister, Elvira Wilson, daughter, Karen Davis (Gene) of Indianapolis, son Michael Martinson (Julie Ann) of St. Charles, granddaughter Kellie Torbenson (Adrian) of Winona, grandsons Scott Martinson of St. Charles, Tim Davis of Indianapolis and great-grandchildren Max and Kailei Davis. Step grandson Travis Taylor of San Diego, Step granddaughter Amanda Bischoff (Jay) and step great-granddaughters Madelyn and Hannah Bischoff of Prairie du Sac, WI. She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd, sisters Violet Janzow, Hazel Zitzow and Neva Dreher and her parents Albert and Alma Michael. A Celebration of Life will be arranged for at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Mayo Clinic, Dept of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

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