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Agnes Martinson

April 8, 1927 — May 25, 2022

Starbuck, MN

Funeral services for Agnes Martinson will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck.  Reverend Paul Johnson will be officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Fron Cemetery, rural Starbuck.

Agnes Glenn Schultz was born in Odessa Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota with her Aunt Anna Lindquist as midwife, to parents Frederick and Clara (Melcher) Schultz on April 8, 1927. Agnes was baptized on March 26, 1947, and confirmed on April 3, 1947, at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville, Minnesota. She was raised in Park Rapids, where she attended school until the 8th grade.  Following her schooling, she moved in with her sister, Evelyn.  Agnes moved to Ortonville and worked at the phone company.  While there, She met and married Stanley Martinson on April 27, 1947, at First English Lutheran Church.  Following their marriage, they moved to Minneapolis while Stan attended school.   In 1960, they relocated to Starbuck.  Aggie worked at the hardware store for a short time before starting her career with the Starbuck Schools as a cook.  She retired and continued living on the lake in Starbuck.   Stanley preceded Agnes in death in 2017.  Agnes moved into Holly Ridge in Starbuck and in January of 2022, she became a resident of the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck where she lived until her death.

Aggie was an active member at Fron Church in Starbuck, she was involved in the quilting circle, bible study, taught Sunday school, and served on different boards.  She loved to be on the lake and was an avid flower gardener.  Aggie played with various Bridge clubs in Starbuck.  In her earlier years, she was an excellent softball player, and enjoyed golf.  She was a fabulous cook and baker, especially her lefse and brown sugar cookies.  She always believed that if you worked hard, everything would be taken care of.

Agnes died peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, she was 95 years old.

Agnes is survived by her son, Greg (Jane Brenden) Martinson of Sartell; her daughter, Mary (Howard) Bremmer of Buffalo; grandchildren: Lindsay (Zach) LaNore, Geoff Martinson, Betsy (Jeremy) Risk, Jill (Jeff) Lemmerman, John (Michelle) Bremmer and Mark (Michaela) Bremmer; great-grandchildren: Avery and Peyton LaNore, Payson and Rielynn Risk, Benjamin and Leo Bremmer, and Hudson, Remington, and Harlow Bremmer; brother-in-law Roger Martinson; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Earl Martinson; son, Richard Alan Martinson; brother and sisters: Elsie Hanson, Adeline Ennenga, Ernest Schultz, Evelyn Becker, Fern Lantis and Helen Jones; brothers-in-laws and sisters–in-laws: Jim and Christy Martinson, Marvin and Lois Knopf, and Ebbie Martinson.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Holly Ridge and Minnewaska Lutheran Home for all of the wonderful care Agnes received.


Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck is in care of arrangements for Agnes.

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