Martinson, Mayme Annabell 100

Mayme Annabell Martinson, 100, of Cokato, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mayme was born on May 4, 1918 in Minneapolis to Harry and Anna (Anderson) Schultz. She graduated from North High School in the middle of
the “Great Depression”. Unable to go to college, she went to work at Strutwear Knitting Mill and helped support the family. She married Donald Martinson on January 24, 1942. While he was off to war, she continued to work in Minneapolis. When Donald returned from his Navy service, they moved to Cokato where he owned and operated the Cokato Cement Works.
Music was always a very important part of her life, singing in choral groups and some solo work. She felt very privileged to sing in the community production of “The Messiah” in 2005. She said, “I could belt it out with the rest of them”. She volunteered in many ways throughout her life in the community, church and Elementary school and was a part of many organizations as well. Mayme was an avid reader and was a whiz at crossword puzzles and scrabble.
She is survived by children, Alan (Pat) of Forest Lake, Steven of Parkers Prairie, Ann (Ron) Sauter of Lakeville, Philip (Teresa) of Cokato; grandchildren, Kim, Chris, Josh, Linnea and Laura; brothers, Raymond and Russell and sister, Evelyn; many other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Anna Schultz, husband, Donald, brother, Kenneth, sister, Beatrice and grandchild, Heather.
Memorials suggested to American Refuge Committee and World Hunger.
A celebration of Mayme’s life will take place at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church and followed by internment at the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Cokato. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com