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Published February 01, 2014, 12:00 AM

Charles "Chuck" Martinson

Charles "Chuck" Martinson, 79, of Barnesville, died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Vibra Hospital in Fargo with his family by his side.

Charles Robert Martinson was born on July 27, 1934 to Gilbert and Minnie (Skriden) in Rothsay, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in Hamar Lutheran Church in Rothsay. He attended school in Rothsay and graduated in 1951.

Charles "Chuck" Martinson

Charles "Chuck" Martinson, 79, of Barnesville, died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Vibra Hospital in Fargo with his family by his side.

Charles Robert Martinson was born on July 27, 1934 to Gilbert and Minnie (Skriden) in Rothsay, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in Hamar Lutheran Church in Rothsay. He attended school in Rothsay and graduated in 1951.

He was united in marriage to Mary Anne Berglund on August 17, 1957 at Christine Lake Lutheran Church, near Evansville, MN.

Chuck worked in the Grina Hardware Store in Rothsay. He later moved to Barnesville where he worked at the Grina -Olson Furniture Store and Funeral Home before Chuck took over the business and ran the Martinson Furniture Store until 1984. He later worked at Carpet World in Fargo for 20 years until he retired in 2006.

Chuck was very active in many organizations that promoted the well-being of the Barnesville Community.

He is survived by his wife Mary Anne Martinson, Barnesville; four children: David Martinson, Moorhead, MN, Gary Martinson, Minneapolis, MN, Kay (Bruce) Kramer, Missoula, MT, Brian (Jody) Martinson, Perham, MN; five grandchildren: Marisa Kramer, Joel Kramer, Carter Martinson, Jordan Martinson, Emily Martinson; foreign exchange son originally from Bolivia: Chalo (Monica) Flores, and their children Nicol, Micaela, Natalia; two sisters: Clarice Grina, Fergus Falls, Marcella Nettestad, Fergus Falls, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one daughter: Joan; his parents: Gilbert and Minni; two brothers: Chester and Oscar; two sisters: Hazel Kaine and Louella Bjorklund.

Visitation will be 2-5 PM, Sunday, February, 2, 2014 at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville with a Prayer Service at 4:00 PM. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Monday.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Monday, February 3, 2014 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Barnesville, MN with Rev. Colin Grangaard officiating. Burial will follow in City Cemetery, Barnesville, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to donor's choice.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.dobmeierfuneralhome.com

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