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Charlotte Y. Marteness

Charlotte Y. Marteness

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Charlotte Y. Marteness, age 86, of Tenstrike, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Charlotte was born March 25, 1927 in Stutsman County, North Dakota to Carl and Amelia (Erdahl) Strommen. She married Warren H. Marteness on May 31, 1946 in Moorhead, MN. After moving several times, they settled with their family on a farm near Tenstrike, MN. They became Foster Parents to more than 20 children. Charlotte will be remembered for her ability to sew and making her children clothes. She enjoyed quilting, canning and photography. She was a member of Women's Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans in Bemidji.

Charlotte is survived by her children Warren (Pam) Marteness of St. Cloud, Lynne (Richard) Portz of Stacy, Judy (Daniel) Powell of Forest Lake, Michael Marteness of Mississippi, Randy (Lori) Gosch of Lakeville, Dorothy (Butch) Locke of Northfield, and Richard Clark of Bemidji, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and sister Ollie Lubeck of Anchorage, Alaska, as well as her extended foster family.

Preceding Charlotte in death were her parents, husband (1995), infant daughter Linda, brother Richard Paulson, foster son Marvin Gosch, and son-in-law Bradley Flaws.

Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer's Research.