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Martha Ellen Vogen


Tue, Jul 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Martha Ellen Vogen, age 93, died Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, at the Stewartville Care Center.

Martha was born June 26, 1921, in Austin, Minn., the 8th daughter of Casper and Cora (Wead) Bremseth. She was married in 1940 and later divorced. On August 13, 1973, she married Gerhart Vogen in Harmony, Minn. Martha resided in and around Fillmore County her entire life where she enjoyed dancing, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and most of all, the company of family and friends. Gerhart died July 26, 1985. Her final years were spent at the Stewartville Care Center where she found new friends among the patients and staff.

She was a long standing member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minn.

Martha is survived by six children, Barbara Swenson of Lincoln, Ark., Arlyn (Beverly) Sorum of Round Rock, Texas, Geraldine Sporcic of Springfield, Missouri, Nick (Maggie) Sorum of Rochester, Minn., Marilyn Hegna of Springdale, Ark. and Gene Sorum of Hsinchu, Taiwan; four grandchildren, Darwin Guy, Douglas (Sue) Guy, Debra McCabe and Dawn (Nub) Elmore; five stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 4 stepgreat-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ovedia Bakken of Wykoff, Minn.; one brother, Jim Johnson of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, along with nine sisters, and six brothers.

The funeral will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev. Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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