Barbara J. Martin

Barbara J. Martin

Barbara Jean Martin, age 80 of Gays Mills, died early Friday morning, August 24, 2012 at the Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove.

She was born on January 3, 1932 at home in Crawford, County Wisconsin to Clyde and Mae Pearl (Hanson) Dalton. Barbara graduated from Gays Mills High School and was married to Larry Martin. They later divorced. She was a lifetime member of the Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid. Barbara enjoyed hand quilting even though she was nearly blind., She was an avid gardner, craftmaker, loved birds and had a menagerie of pets.

She is survived by two children: Karen (Jerry) Mezera of Morrisonille, and Randy (Sue) Martin of Viola; two grandchildren: Amanda Martin and Travis Martin; one great-grandson, Matthew Garcia Martin; a twin sister, Beverly June Pettit of Gays Mills; two nephews: Michael (Kim) Pettit and Robert (Patty) Pettit; two great-nephews: Greg and Cody; one great-niece, Dawn; and one great-great-nephew, Carroll.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Kenneth Pettit.

Blessed be our memory of Barbara Jean Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Gays Mills. Pastor Lorie Betz will officiate with burial in the Gays Mills Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Gays Mills is serving the family.