Mildred D. Fossen

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Mildred Fossen, age 81, of rural Lawler, IA passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at her residence. Mildred Doris Martinek was born on March 27, 1931 to Louis and Bessie (Pecinovsky) Martinek in Cresco, IA. She attended country school and graduated from Ridgeway High School. Mildred then attended and graduated from Luther College in Decorah; earning her teaching degree. She taught country school and then taught 5th grade at Ridgeway School until her retirement in 1971. Mildred was united in marriage to Harold “Buggs” Fossen on September 5, 1964 at Jerico Lutheran Church. The couple farmed all of their married life east of Jerico. She was a member of Jerico Lutheran Curch and the Protivin Chapter #85 W.F.L.A. Mildred enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, and visiting with family and friends. She was the shuttle for nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was a good source for all of the area and family history. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Rose Njus of Lawler, Doris (Frankie) Kizer of Bradford, TN, Bob (Lori) Martinek of Cresco, Marvin (Michelle) Martinek of Cresco, Carol (Dan) Hrubes of Ankeny, Mike (Ramona) Martinek of Cresco, Betty (Todd) Nash of Belmond, Ron (Beth) Martinek of Rockwell, Susan Martinek of Chicago, IL, Curtis (Kirsten) Martinek of Ames, Wyman (Melissa) Martinek of Madrid, Dave Martinek of Cresco, Janet (Dave) Staloch of Rochester, MN; sister-in-law, JoAnne Martinek of Cresco and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold “Buggs” Fossen and three brothers, Clarence, Arthur, and Edward Martinek. Cemetery: Burial will be in the church cemetery with Bob, Marvin, Mike, Ron, Curtis, Wyman, and Dave Martinek serving as casket bearers. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 am to the time of the service on Thursday only. Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00 am at Jerico Lutheran Church in Jerico with Pastor Daniel Larson officiating.

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  1. I have fond memories of Millie from many years and especially when growing up as a child. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart and will be missed.

  2. Rest in Peace Great Aunt Millie ~ I will miss you, especially sharing our birthdays together! Love you!!!!

  3. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

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