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First Lutheran Church
Thursday March 21st, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

First Lutheran Church
Thursday March 21st, 2019

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Cynthia Ann Martin

Memorial services for Cindy Martin, age 66 of Albert Lea, will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN.  Pastor John Holt will officiate.  Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the church.  Online condolences are welcome at:  www.bayviewfuneral.com

Cindy died on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at her home.

Cynthia Ann Martin was born on February 7, 1953 in Owatonna, MN., the daughter of Jim and Erliss (Anderson) Grass.  She attended and graduated from the Owatonna School System.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota where she was a proud member of the Lambda Delta Phi.  Cindy was the Extension Agent for Goodhue, Olmsted and Rice counties.  She was united in marriage to LaVerne (Marty) Martin on June 9, 1984 in Faribault, MN.  Cindy worked along side her husband on their farm where they raised registered Suffolk Sheep.  She enjoyed reading, card games, fishing and visiting with her family and many friends.  Cindy was a member of First Lutheran Church and some of the organizations that Marty belonged to including the Sheep and Pork Producers Associations.

Cindy is survived by her father, Jim Grass; brothers and sisters-in-law, Buz (Cea) Grass, Julie Grass, Kim Glover and Pete Grass; nephew, Jake (Lindsay) Grass and their children Madeline, Kaylee, Jeremiah and Lydia; niece, Mandi (Andy) Resler and their children Blake and Creedence; and many cousins.

Cindy was preceded in death by her mother, Erliss Grass; and husband, LaVerne (Marty) Martin.

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Cindy was a 4-H Extension Agent when I was a young 4-H member in Goodhue County. She worked hard to help us novices learn the art and science of dairy and livestock judging. I can picture and hear Cindy guiding us at County Federation meetings and at the Fair. Her example helped many of us consider an education at the University of Minnesota and the possibilities for women in agriculture. It was fun to visit and catch up with Cindy at Lambda Delta Phi events. She will be missed. -Carolyn (McNamara) Koziolek

Carolyn Koziolek Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al Batt Mar 19 2019 12:00 AM

I am saddened to hear about Cindy's passing. I will always remember how friendly and interested she was in my family and in all that was happening in Albert Lea. She had the best memory of anyone I've ever met. I'll miss her.

Paul Stieler Mar 19 2019 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on March 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cynthia Martin

June Goodnature Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

Cindy was one special lady, who had an interest in everybody and everything agriculture. She amazed me how she remembered so many things that happened in college, at livestock shows, the different state fairs, and happenings in peoples lives. I will always remember your sweet little giggle. I will miss the phone calls, too. You will truly be miss Cindy!
Sandy Schultz Ducharme, Lambda Delta Phi Sorority Sister

Sandra Ducharme Mar 16 2019 12:00 AM

A dedicated LDPhi sister will be missed. Our heart to goes to family

Sue Hed Mar 16 2019 12:00 AM