Published On: Thu, Dec 6th, 2007

Obituary – Martha Walton

DIXON — Martha Walton, 85, Dixon, died Nov. 25, 2007, at her residence.
Visitation, with a prayer service and video tribute, was Nov. 28 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington, and continued one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
Funeral Services were Nov. 29 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Bob Bryan officiating.

Burial was in the Hartington City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cal Harder, Don Cunningham, Earl Rasmussen, Randy Rasmussen, Richard Newton and Kelly Konken.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.
Martha was born March 13, 1922, at Schwerte Ruhr, Germany, to Ernest and Anna Marie (Lehnert) Putter. She came to the United States when she was one and one half years old. She grew up in Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1940. She married Fay W. Walton Sept. 10, 1942, in Hartington. She and Fay farmed in Dixon County where she continued to live until her death. She took great pride in her farm place and had a deep respect for the land and the wildlife that surrounded her. She loved to travel but enjoyed being on her farm more than anything.
Martha was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington, was a Bible Study group leader; a longtime member of the Solitaires; a local extension club member; and belonged to the Security National Bank Century Club, Wayne.
Martha is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Doris Johnson, Hartington; Joyce and Miles Standish, Chandler, Ariz.; and Janet and Wade Hodgson, San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Aug. 23, 1979, at the age of 61.