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Martina F. Maslow

April 11, 1933 May 12, 2012
Martina F. Maslow
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Martina F. Maslow, age 79, of Siren, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 12, 2012, at the Comforts of Home in Frederic, WI. She was born in Bow Valley, NE, on April 11, 1933, to Anthony W. and Lucy M. (Kramer) Burbach. She grew up on a farm near Crofton, NE. Martina attended East Blyville Country School and graduated from the 8th grade.

While living in her hometown of Crofton, NE, Martina worked as a caregiver, during which time she cared for Elizabeth Kremer (Mother-in-law of Frank Maslow's sister, Alyce). When Elizabeth died, with the spirit of adventure, Martina joined the Kremer family and moved to Minnesota where she lived with Hank, Alyce and their family. She continued her caregiving work for the Gibbons family in St. Paul. Soon after, Martina met Frank Maslow, the love of her life. They were married at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Frederic, WI, on August 20, 1962. Martina and Frank lived on a farm near Siren and together they were blessed with seven children.

Martina loved cooking, baking homemade bread for her family, canning (especially dill pickles), walking, chasing the cows in after they got out, throwing in wood for the woodstove, reading, bird watching, visiting with family and friends, and watching TV game shows. She always had a beautiful vegetable and flower garden. Martina volunteered at the election polls for voting and enjoyed attending school programs for her grandchildren.

Martina belonged to the Siren Serving Group, and was active in the Council of Catholic Women, making and serving coffee at fellowship and the annual chicken dinner at St. Dominic’s Summer Festival.

Martina was recognized on Sunday, April 29, 2012, by the Knights of Columbus Family of the Month Honor and received special recognition for her 50 years as a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. She was excited and honored to be the recipient of this special recognition. She attended mass with her family and enjoyed a pancake breakfast later with family and friends. She talked about this special honor for days afterwards. It was one of the highlights of her life!

She will be deeply missed by all.

Martina was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Maslow; her parents, Anthony and Lucy Burbach and an infant brother, Merval Burbach; brothers-in-law, Donald Maslow, Delphine Maslow, Hank Kremer; sister-in-law, Gladys Maslow; niece, Heidi Kremer.

Martina is survived by her children, Leo (Paula) Maslow of Siren, WI, Roman (Cindy) Maslow of Stanchfield, MN, Ruth (Michael Becker) of South St. Paul, MN, Mary (Timothy Peterson) of Rock Creek, MN, Paul (Carla) Maslow of Braham, MN, Virgil (Jodi) Maslow of Siren, WI, Alan Maslow of Siren, WI; grandchildren, Ashley, Bradley, Lindsey, Jocelyn, Jeanine, Janessa, Jared, Chelsea, Ariel, Evan, Cecelia, Kyler, Shelby, Weston, Cassandra, McCoy, Cody, Franky, Paige; great-grandchildren, Braden, Elijah, Joey, Chloe, Devin; sisters, Alice (Howard Willson) of Vermillion, SD, Karen (Don Moore) of Plymouth, MN; brothers, Thomas Burbach of Colorado Springs, CO, Richard (Irma) Burbach of Vermillion, SD, Marvin (Janice) Burbach of Lincoln, NE.; sisters-in-law, Alyce Kremer of Mobile, AL, Evie Maslow of Battle Lake, MN; brothers-in-law, Vern (Darlene) Maslow of Stanchfield, MN, Jim (Darlyne) Maslow of Stanchfield, MN as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Frederic, WI, on Thursday, May 17, at 11:00am. Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, WI, on Wednesday, May 16 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00pm. On Thursday morning, there will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Fr. Rodney Kneifl, Martina's cousin, will be officiating at the mass and prayer service.

Interment will be held at the Lakeview/Mud Hen Lake Cemetery in Daniels Township following the luncheon. All are welcome to attend.

Online condolences may be left at . Please continue to check our websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.

Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, WI has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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