Maxine “Mickey” Martinson, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Brookings hospital. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Volga Christian Reformed Church. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings.
Maxine Helen (Gillen) Martinson was born Nov. 7, 1932, at Sioux Falls to Raymond and Mary (Haight) Gillen. She was raised at the Presentation Children’s Home in Sioux Falls. She attended school there and also at St. Mary’s in Dell Rapids. On June 1, 1950, she married Aaron Martinson at Flandreau. Mickey worked at various jobs, most recently at First Bank and Trust in Brookings for 18 years. Aaron “Marty” died April 28, 2004.
Mickey enjoyed crocheting, cross stitch, working jigsaw and word puzzles, bowling and going to flea markets.
Survivors include four children, Steve Martinson of Brookings, Larry (Lisa) Martinson of Canton, Okla., Lori Jagger of Brookings, and Mark (Lori) Martinson of Volga; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and three sisters: Marilyn Baker of Arlington Texas, Betty Lagina of Torrance, Calif., and Beverly Fritts of Chatsworth, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Lynette; four brothers, and a sister.