Erna V. Martinson, 82, of Syracuse died at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Society on July 15, 2012. She was born on May 22, 1930 in Marietta, Minn., to Ervin and Anna (Haas) Streich. She married Russell Martinson on Feb. 17, 1951 in Granite Falls, Minn.
Erna worked as a cook at the Syracuse school for over 20 years. She also belonged to the VFW #5547 and TOPS Club. Erna enjoyed playing cards and dancing. She was well known for her cooking. She loved all animals, especially cats. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She is survived by husband Russell Martinson; daughters Sharon (Bill) Davis and JoAnn (Steve) Gotschall; grandchildren Melissa (Travis) Henslee, Jess (Mary) Caples, Becky (Raul) Castro, Sarah Wendeln, Mathias (Sharla) Wendeln, Will (Rebecca) Davis, Amanda Davis and Alicia Gotschall; seven great grandchildren; three foster great grandchildren; sisters Adeline Sens, Carol (Don) Nelson and Dorothy Nokelby; brothers Ernest (Linda) Streich and Lloyd (Luann) Streich; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded by sister Viola Streich and daughter Deb Huske.
Funeral service will be Friday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lutheran Memorial Lutheran Church in Syracuse with Pastor Paul Coen officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday July 19, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the Park Hill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home in Syracuse is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be expressed at www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.