MT. HOREB - Almeda Rose Marti, age 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov 30, 2012. “Marti” was born on March 20, 1916 in the Town of Rockbridge, Richland County to William and Mary Morris. She married Merlin Marti on February 15, 1935 and helped run the family farm near Argyle, WI for several years. She loved to cook, and turned her passion into a career as a cook and baker. She loved to entertain, and was happiest playing her guitar, singing country songs, yodeling, joking and telling stories with family and friends.

She is survived by her sons Bill (Diane) of Black River Falls, Lyle (Qun) of Golden, CO, Gary (Donna) of Taylor Ridge, IL and daughter Janet Harried (Earl) of Verona; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Merlin, a son , Alllen, daughter-in-law, Lynn, and two granddaughters, Lori and Debbie.

Services will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona, at noon on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, with Chaplain Bob Groth presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00AM until the time of the service on Tuesday. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Lance and the staff at Girlie’s Manor in Mt. Horeb, as well as the Agrace Hospice Care team, for their compassionate care.