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Published January 01, 2013, 12:00 AM

Martha Bucholz

Martha Bucholz, age 86, of Gary, Minnesota, peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Twin Valley Living Center, Twin Valley, MN.

Martha Ursula Stalboerger was born in Mahnomen, MN on October 21, 1926, to Michael and Margaret (Winter) Stalboerger of Waubun, Minnesota. Martha graduated from Waubun High School. She joined Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator in Detroit Lakes, MN and later took a promotion to Grafton, ND. During this time, she met and married the love of her life, Vernon Bucholz, and for the next 59 years made a home and raised their family on the farm near Gary. In 1987, when Vernon ended his farming career, Martha once again joined the work force and became a familiar and friendly face at the Red Apple Café in Mahnomen until her retirement at age 75 in 2001.

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