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Jun
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Gausman, Martha B. 92


Martha B. Gausman of Cokato passed away on June 26, 2019 at Cokato Manor.
Memorial Service: 11 AM Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake
Visitiation: Begins 1hr before Memorial service.
Interment: Sylvan Cemetery.
Martha Bertha Gausman was born March 6th 1927 near Frazee, Minnesota to Edward and Frieda (Fisher) Mischke. She attended country school and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Evergreen Township. She graduated from Frazee High School in 1945.
She attended beautician’s school in Mason City, Iowa and later had beauty shops in Jeffers, Minnesota and Cokato above the old State Bank Building.
On July 11, 1953 she was married at Detroit Lakes, MN. To Kenneth Gausman. They lived at Oak Knoll, Navarre, and Maple Plain and since 1968, at Cokato. She had beauty shops in her homes for many years, and later worked at Airtex in Cokato, where she made many friends.
Her hobbies were reading, baking, especially chocolate chip cookies, quilt making, garage sales and collecting glassware. She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Dassel.
Martha passed away on June 26th, 2019 at Cokato Manor; she had reached the age of 92 years, 3 months and 20 days. She is survived by: son Russell Gausman of Cokato, daughters: Mary (Mike) Schmidt of Nelson, Sharon (Manford) Peterson of Litchfield, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, parents, four sisters, one brother, and two nieces.