Margaret Elizabeth Martenson, age 72, of Nebraska City died Feb. 19, 2019, at Nebraska City Care and Rehabilitation Center in Nebraska City.  Margaret was born April 25, 1946, in Spring Valley, Ill., the daughter of John and Dorothy (Malone) Deffenbaugh.  Margaret had worked on a dairy farm before her retirement.  She is survived locally by her son, William Durbin of Nebraska City.
There will be no viewing or visitations and private family services will be held at a later date.
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Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.