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Obituary for Dorothy L. Martin
Dorothy L. Martin, 91, of Frederic, formerly of Inver Grove Heights, MN, died May 31, 2007, at Burnett Medical Center. Dorothy was born Oct. 26, 1915, in South St. Paul, MN. She moved to Frederic after marriage to Joseph Martin in 1939. They later divorced. Dorothy raised 10 children on the family farm. In the early years, she enjoyed gardening, canning, berry picking, baking bread and embroidery. Birthdays were always celebrated with the best homemade angel food cakes around. In her later years she enjoyed visits with her children and grandchildren, polka music and clipping coupons to share with others. A couple of her favorite treats were chocolates and Pepsi. Dorothy was fondly called “Special One” by her devoted son, Jerome. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Theresa; siblings, Edward, Henry and Rose; son, Joseph John; and grandsons, Steven John Vondrachek and Todd Charies Vance. Dorothy is survived by nine children, Mary (John) of Reedsville, Jerome Martin of Frederic, Theresa (Ray) Siverling of Chippewa Falls, Duane Martin of Frederic, Ronald (Sharon) Martin of Menomonie, Daniel Martin of St. Paul, MN., Jeanette (David) Harder of Frederic, Lois (Ken) Ruhn of Frederic and Suzanne Hecker of St. Peters, MO; 12 grandchildren, Scott, Greg and Jef Vondrachek, Lisa Coss, Heather Vance, Rachel Plets, Kimberly Martin, Shane, Matthew and Dean Harder, Tracy Ruhn and Chelsea Hecker; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Vondrachek and Abigail Plets; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Casket bearers were sons Jerome, Duane, Ronald and Daniel; grandsons, Greg Vondrachek and Matthew Harder. Honorary casket bearer was deceased grandson Todd Vance. Visitation was held in Frederic on June 4, 2007, at Rowe Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 5, at St. Augustine Church in So. St. Paul, MN, with visitation held prior to the service. Interment followed at Resurrection Cemetery. The Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with the arrangements.