Martina Seim, age 91, of Glenwood City, WI, passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with Dementia on Friday January 30, 2015, at Cerenity Assistant Living/ Nursing Home – White Bear Lake, MN.
The former Martina Neis was born February 23, 1923, to Frank and Barbara Neis of Strasburg, North Dakota.
Martina married Martin Seim in 1949 in St. Paul, MN. Martina was a full-time and completely dedicated wife and mother. She devoted herself to Martin and her son Lee and their family farm until Martin passed away on March 30, 1987 after which Lee took over.
Martina was very dedicated to her only son Lee, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved her garden and took great pride in her flowers and vegetables, particularly her fantastic homemade breads, rhubarb desserts and made from scratch soups. She also spent countless hours outside at the farm making sure everything that needed to get done got done, especially with the young calves or keeping an eye on the grandkids and making sure the farm help was doing their job, but she also loved spending time at her church and women’s church group at Holy Cross Lutheran Church helping out and serving her community and her church ladies whenever she could. She wouldn’t miss a Sunday church service for anything.
Martina is survived by her only son Lee Seim and Ronda of Glenwood City; and sister Alice and her husband Matt Wrangler of Bismarck, North Dakota; six grandchildren: Shelbie (Brian) Mittlestadt of Boyceville WI, Jeana (Jason) Best of Downing WI, Carrie (Barry) Peterson of Glenwood City WI, Jess Seim & Derek Seim both of Glenwood City WI; 4 great-grandchildren; and also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by both her parents, Frank and Barbara Neis of Strasburg, North Dakota; and six brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City WI, with Pastor Diane House officiating. There will be visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in Glenwood City Cemetery in Glenwood City WI.
The family wishes to thank Cerenity Assisted Living and Nursing Home in White Bear Lake, MN who lovingly cared for Martina in her final days.