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Martha Baumgarn, 95, of Centerville and formerly of Webster, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 at a care center. Memorials may be directed to Tabor Church 620 East US Hwy 12 Webster, SD 57274.
Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday July 13, 2022 at Tabor Church (the old ShopKo building) Webster. Burial will be at the rural Tabor Church Cemetery north of Webster.
Visitation will be 5-7P.M. Tuesday at Tabor Church in Webster.
Martha Marie McCarlson was born June 9, 1927 to Martin and Minnie (Johnson) McCarlson. She was baptized and confirmed at Tabor Lutheran Church. She attended Lynn Township country school, graduated from Webster High School in 1945, and then attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD, graduating in 1948.
She married Emil Baumgarn November 26, 1948 at Tabor Lutheran Church. The couple initially made their home in Webster and then at their farm north of town until the fall of 1970 when they moved back to Webster. Martha worked at the WG Woodward (Anthony’s) department store, taught in a country school for four years, and worked in Elementary School Special Education in Webster until her retirement.
Martha was a lifetime member of Tabor Lutheran Church and part of the Tabor and women’s choirs. She was very active with the Women’s Circle, enjoying sewing and quilting. She loved music, cooking, baking and sharing with others. She always looked forward to seeing friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Martha passed away on July 8, 2022 at the age of 95 years and 29days.
Martha is survived by her three children, Bruce (Barb) Baumgarn of Grimes, IA, James (Jodi) Baumgarn of Hays, KS and Kathy (Randy) Becking of Sioux Falls, SD, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and two sisters, Evelyn Likness and Gloria Paulson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Minnie McCarlson, her husband Emil, brothers Arnold and Sherman and sisters, Sophie Pribula and Marion Hendrickson.
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