Mary JoAnn Martin
October 28, 1966 - November 24, 2019

Mary JoAnn Martin

Mary JoAnn Martin
Oct 28, 1966 - Nov 24, 2019

Mary JoAnn Martin
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Mary JoAnn Martin, 53, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Mary was born October 28, 1966 and adopted by James and Helen McDougall of Dover, MN on December 15, 1966. She was joined by a brother, William Frederick on December 13, 1967. They grew up on the family farm with cats, dogs, calves, sheep and her horse, Taco, swimming, camping, and fishing with the Dover kids in the farm pond. She enjoyed playing pool and card games.
Mary graduated from Dover-Eyota High school in 1985. On August 2, 1986 Mary and Jon Martin were married at our Savior's Lutheran Church in Eyota, MN. They lived in various places in the area until moving to Fountain City, WI where Mary owned and operated Mary Moe's Bar in Bluff Siding. In 1996 Mary was reconnected with her birth mother, Sandra Johnson. Jon and Mary were later divorced.
Mary is survived by children, Carrie Milkent and James Martin of Fountain City; grandchildren, Calen, Nathan, Avery, Lillian, Farah; mother and step-father, Helen and Carlos Pierce of St. Charles; brother, Fred McDougall of La Crosse; birth mother, Sandra Johnson of Milaca, MN; half-brother, Patrick Jackson; half-sister, Kelly Wagman; ex husband, Jon Martin of Fountain City; former mother in law, Joyce Martin and family of Dover, many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her father, James McDougall in 1985; stepfather, Harold Ellinghuysen in 2000; grandparents; son-in-law, Adam Milkent in 2018; father-in-law, Jack Martin.
Honorary pallbearers are all Mary's dear relatives and many friends who will always carry her memory in their hearts and minds.
A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 with visitation starting at 9 a.m., at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. Burial will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery, Dover.
In Lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family or a charity of your choice are appreciated. Please view her tribute video and leave a memory at

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Sandy Kalstabakken-Schiefelbein on Nov 27, 2019

CandleWe are very saddened by our cousin Mary's death. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with Mary's family during this time of great sadness. Sandy Kalstabakken-Schiefelbein and Family.

Terry Sacia on Nov 27, 2019

Saddened by the passing of Mary , was an honor to have known and talked to a honest and truly nice person . Blessings to the family she loved .

Stiles on Nov 27, 2019

Until we meet again My Friend.

Karen Henry on Nov 26, 2019

Helen and family. Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandra Johnson on Nov 25, 2019

I am honored and so blessed to have worked for such a strong woman and mother. She was a warrior for protecting her family and friends. She was always a smile and a blessed voice when speaking with me. Thank you for your strength... And Blessings of comfort and peace to your family... BLACK VELVET Miss Mary, Love you, Angel

Janell on Nov 25, 2019

Helen and family,
I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. Losing a child is indescribable. There are just no words to convey my deep sorrow. Know that I hold all of you close in my heart and prayers. God bless you all.
Orv and Janell Dahl

Donna and Sonny Roedeske on Nov 25, 2019


Shelly on Nov 25, 2019

Goodbye sweet friend

Juanita and Larry Palmby on Nov 25, 2019

We would like to send our deepest sympathies to Helen and all of Mary's family. GOD bless.

Jennifer Henry Brannan on Nov 25, 2019

Helen and family
So sorry to read this in the paper.
Hugs to all of you as you go through this difficult time.

Nottie Luedtke on Nov 25, 2019

I met Mary about 22 years ago. And we have been best friends since then. When I met Mary she taught me what true friendship means. My heart goes out to her family! And also to all.of you that had the opportunity to know Mary. I love you forever Mary!

Donna Dahl on Nov 25, 2019

CandleMary’s family
I’m so sad to hear of Mary’s demise. I can’t think of anything to console you, this leaves me speechless. Mary and I shared many moments of sharing our families highlights, and her grandchildren. Mary, you will hold a place in my heart forever.

Jackie and Doug Peterson on Nov 25, 2019

CandleSo shocked and very sorry to read of Mary’s passing. May God hold you all in his arms and give you peace and comfort thru this new journey .......



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