In Loving Memory Of
Mary Ann Gertrude Martens
Mary Ann Martens, the daughter of Sylvester and Margaret (Fischer) Biegler, was born on February 14, 1941, in Worthington, MN and baptized March 2, 1941 in St. Columba Church Iona, MN. She grew up in Lake Wilson, MN and attended school, graduating from the Lake Wilson High School. Mary Ann was united in marriage to Richard Martens on October 24, 1959, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake Wilson. After their marriage they made their home in Lake Wilson and moved to Slayton in 1965. Mary Ann worked for over 50 years at the Murray County Hospital in Slayton, MN. She remained at home after Richard passed away in February of 2003. Mary Ann moved to the Good Samaritan Assisted Living in Pipestone and then to the Slayton Golden Living Center before its closure. Mary Ann then moved to the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington and passed away there on Friday, March 4, 2022, at the age of 81. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Slayton. MaryAnn enjoyed fishing, landscaping, watching the cars go by from her garage and playing the nickel slots.
Survivors include her son, Ricky (Ruth) Martens of Slayton, MN; 2 grandsons, Joshua Dierks of Renville, MN and Nick Dierks of Currie, MN; 2 brothers, Buddy (Louise) Biegler of Slayton, MN and Ronnie (Betty) Biegler of Lake Wilson and sister, Sylvia Lingen of Slayton, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Lori Dierks and brother-in-law, Terry Lingen.
St. Ann’s Catholic Church Slayton, MN at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, with Fr. Thien Nguyen officiating. The organist is Judy Andrews. The song leader is Sheila Crowley. The pallbearers are Ricky Martens, Joshua Dierks, Nick Dierks and Terry Lee Lingen. Interment at Hillside Cemetery Lake Wilson, MN.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton is assisting the family with arrangements.
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