Helen MartinsonHelen A. Martinson, 90, left this earth for her heavenly home July 19, 2013.
Helen A. Martinson, 90, left this earth for her heavenly home July 19, 2013.
Helen was born to Iver and Ruth Johnson Oct. 26, 1922, in Wood River, Wis., and lived in Superior for about 75 years. After marrying Herbert "Hub" Martinson on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor, they spent 69 happy years together until his passing in January of 2011.
After raising three children, Helen worked as an accountant for a local accounting firm. She then worked as an independent accountant, serving numerous local businesses for many years.
She was an avid walker and a crossword enthusiast. Among her many talents were sewing, quilting, and embroidery.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers Donald and Harry Johnson; and sister Dorothy Nater.
Helen will be dearly missed by her sons, Herb (Dinnie) and Tom (Nancy); daughter Claudia (Steve) Tadevich; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister-in-law Jean Martinson; as well as additional family and friends.
CELEBRATION OF HELEN'S LIFE: 10 until the 11 a.m. service Tuesday, July 23, in Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Rev. Will Mowchan will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church or Golden Living Center in Superior.
Downs Funeral Home, corner of 19th Street and Ogden Avenue is assisting the family with arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook or send condolences, please visit www.downsfh.com.
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