Funeral services for Hazel D. Martinson, age 84 of Glenville, MN., will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from First Lutheran Church, Glenville. Pastor Nancy Hansen will officiate. Burial will be at First Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 – 6:00 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at: www.bayviewfuneral.com
Hazel died peacefully Saturday Dec. 30, 2017 at her home.
Hazel Delores Martinson was born on April 21, 1933 in Albert Lea the daughter of Clarence and Clara (Neist) Jacobson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and has been a lifelong resident of Freeborn County. On Jan. 4, 1953 Hazel was united in marriage to E. Gordon Martinson at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. Hazel was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with all her family and many friends. She, along with Gordon built their plumbing business in Glenville. Hazel and Gordon spent many winters in Mesa, AZ and summers at their summer home near Park Rapids, MN. The couple traveled to Norway and several other European countries. Hazel was secretary for the City of Glenville for several years and a member of First Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, E. Gordon Martinson, children: Debbie (Kent) Sauke, Brad (Pat) Martinson and Dennis Martinson. Grandchildren; Nicholas (Brandi) Sauke, Klint (Tracey) Sauke, Leif Martinson (Ashley Abbe), Kelsey Martinson and Donavon Martinson. Great-grandchildren, Aidan and Brittyn Sauke. Brothers-in-law Lowell Olson and John Hurla.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, infant sister at birth and sisters; Clarice Olson and Doris Hurla