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Rosella Martinson

November 20, 1917 — October 4, 2003

Rosella G. Martinson, age 85, Moorhead, MN, died Saturday, October 04, 2003, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.







Rosella Georgine Olson, the daughter of John E. and Alpha (Strand) Olson, was born at Lake Park, MN, on November 20, 1917. She grew up and received her education in Lake Park, where she graduated from high school. She attended, and graduated in 1938, from Moorhead (MN) State Teacher's College.


In 1944, she moved to San Diego, CA, where she worked in an aircraft factory during WW II. While in California, she met Henry Martinson. They were married in San Diego, on June 3, 1945.

In 1950, they returned to Lake Park, and then to Moorhead, where they had lived since. Rosella did substitute teaching in Moorhead. Henry died on Nov. 27, 1994.


Since his death, Rosella has continued to live in Moorhead, most recently as a resident of Eventide Lutheran Home.

Rosella is survived by a son, David Martinson of Fargo, ND; a daughter, Linda (Leif) Erickson of Stillwater, MN; and a grandson, Hans (Heather) Erickson, Shoreview, MN.


Visitation: one hour before the funeral, at the church.

Funeral service: Tuesday (Oct. 7, 2003) at 2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church,
Moorhead, Minnesota.

Burial: Moorhead Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, MN.



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