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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.

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.

Martha is survived by a son, Mark (Deb) Bucholz, West Fargo, ND; two daughters, Rosiland Olson, Arlington, TX and Sheri (Greg) Smith, Carbondale, CO; five grandchildren: Brandon (Laura) Bucholz, Brittney Bucholz, Vicki McWilliams, Crystal (Steve) Keipert and Thor (Mavyn) Olson; and five great grandchildren: Lily and Roan McWilliams, Katelyn and Coleman Keipert and Thor Olson; two sisters: Dolores (Duane) Herfindal, Grand Rapids, MN and Sally Herfindal, Minnetonka, MN; and a wonderful extended family of sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; brothers: Earl, Herbert, Walter, James, and Charles; a sister, Margie Sundburg and sister-in-laws Elaine Garden, Nona Stalboerger and brothers-in-law Nalton (Bud) Bucholz, and Ogden Garden.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11 AM at the Gary Lutheran Church, Gary. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:30 PM with a Prayer Service at 6:30 PM, Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Burial will be at St. Petri Lutheran Cemetery, rural Gary, MN.

Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley, MN.

Online Guestbook at www.andersonfuneralhome.tv

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