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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Obituary: Martha Schlenker

  • Martha F. ‘Marty’ Schlenker, 96, passed away at the Ren Villa Health Center in Renville, on August 15, 2013, where she had been a resident for the past three months. Memorial services for Martha Schlenker were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 30 at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home Chapel in Granite Falls, with v...
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  •    Martha F. ‘Marty’ Schlenker, 96, passed away at the Ren Villa Health Center in Renville, on August 15, 2013, where she had been a resident for the past three months.
        Memorial services for Martha Schlenker were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 30 at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home Chapel in Granite Falls, with visitation one hour prior to service.             Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Arlington, Illinois at a later date.  
        Martha Frances ‘Marty’ Schlenker was born on February 22, 1917, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Emil J. and Katherine M. (Baker) Lapp. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston and later converted to Catholicism. She attended school in Evanston.
        In 1938, Marty was united in marriage to James Schelsky in Evanston and after his passing, she was married to Ervin Schlenker in 1978, in Citrus Heights, California.
        Marty worked in numerous jobs throughout her adult life including retail sales in both Illinois and California. She enjoyed knitting, traveling, painting, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends.
        Surviving family include her daughter Penny Johnson of Granite Falls; her son James (Marsha) Schelsky of Buffalo Grove, Il; grandchildren- William Audrey) Johnson of West Allis, WI, Mathew Schelsky of Elk Grove Village, Il, Lori  (Terry) Fagen of Sacred Heart, Gary Johnson ( fiance Patti Aus) of Omaha, NE, Richard Johnson of Walnut Creek, CA and Wendy Schelsky ( Jeff), of Savoy, Il; great grandchildren: Travis Fagen and Trevor Fagen both of Sacred Heart; Kayla Johnson of Chisolm; Bradley Johnson of Mapleton; and Matthew Schelsky of Hoffman Estate, Il; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
        Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands James Schelsky and Ervin Schlenker; a daughter- Joyce Johnson; six brothers and sisters; and a son-in-law Ronald Johnson.
        Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls in charge of arrangements.
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