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Donna Loraine Martin
June 24, 1951-June 2, 2012
ARGOS â€” Donna Loraine (Roberts) Martin, 60, died unexpectedly of natural causes at her Argos home Saturday, June 2, 2012.
She was born June 24, 1951 in McLeansboro, Ill. to Fred and Hazel E. (Mayberry) Roberts. She was raised in the care of her mother Hazel and Frank Gasner. The family settled in the Minnesota community of New Ulm. She graduated from high school there in 1969. She then attained an associate degree in accounting from Mankato Vocational Technical Institute.
Dec. 28, 1970 in California, she married Alan F. Martin. As a homemaker she was affectionately known as â€śMom Vaderâ€ť to Marty (Lisa) Martin of LaPorte, Dawn (Jim) Morgan of Plymouth, Andy Martin of Plymouth and Macy (Casey) Hornung of Fargo, N.D. She is also survived by her mother, Hazel of New Ulm, Minn., sister, Mitzi Roberts of New Ulm, Minn., Joe (Laurie) Gasner of Madelia, Minn., Jay Gasner of Pemberton, Minn., and Jon Gasner of St. Paul Park, Minn. Eight grandchildren include: Bridget, Britney, Timothy, Cody, A.J. Kasper, Romie and Dawson.
Preceded in death by, Fred Roberts, Frank Gasner, brother David and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Donna was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. She gave all her love when no one else had any love to give. Everyone who knew her is better off.
A time of sharing with the family will take place Thursday, June 7 from 11 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ, 15676 Michigan Road, Argos. Services will begin at 1 p.m in the church under the direction of Minister Allan Schaeffner. A reception dinner will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the Donna Martin Memorial Fund at Teacherâ€™s Credit Union with checks made payable to Alan Martin.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth is assisting in arrangements and notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website: