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Martha M. Roberts

June 13, 1927 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 92)

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Martha Marie "Marty" Row Roberts June 13, 1927-May 15, 2020 

Marty passed away May 15 at the age of 92 in the Warroad Senior Living Center. Resident of Warroad, MN and graduate of Roseau High 1945. Attended St. Olaf College and member of the St. Olaf Choir. Zion Lutheran Church organist for 40 years and teacher of voice and piano for many area students. Active in civic, school, and church organizations and played for hundreds of weddings and funerals for people of all faiths. Had a love of traveling with her husband of 72 years, Richard, with the two of them spending 30 plus years between Minnesota and Arizona. 

Survived by children George (Gail), Mesa, AZ, Elizabeth Hardwick, Warroad, Peter (Patty) Chassell, MI, Tom (Stacy), Mesa, AZ. Survived also by sisters-in-law Janet Row and Mickey Roberts Shields. Preceded in death by husband, Richard, son John, daughter-in-law Paula, parents George and Anna Ulvin Row, parents-in-law Burt and Lil Wahlberg Roberts, brother Robert Row, brother-in-law Clayton Roberts, brother-in-law Bill Anderson, sister-in-law Marion Roberts Anderson, niece Becky Anderson, and nephew Andy Row. Survived by nieces/nephews Nancy Roberts, Jock and Scott Anderson, and Kathy, Tony and Larry Row. Also surviving her are 12 grandchildren: Rachel Roberts, Sarah (David) Martin, Amy Larkin, Katie (Sean Mason), Jay (Sarah) Hardwick, Meaghan (Nick) Kirsch, Maureen (Doug) Greiner, Kyle (Chelsey) Hardwick, Catherine (Mike) Higby, Morgan (Kassidy) Croswhite, Tyler and Alexandra Roberts. 17 great grandchildren: Maeve and Keaton Martin, Brayden Larkin, Abbey, William, Emmie, and Elle Hardwick, Adelynn, Anders, and Easton Kirsch, Charlie and Georgie Greiner, Izzabella, Cruz and Tanisha Higby, and Olyvia and Lennon Croswhite.  

Marty loved her Lord, her family, and her numerous relatives and friends from many places. Her family gives special thanks to all the staff at the WSLC for their fine care while she was a resident there. 

Celebration of her life to be held by family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Zion Lutheran Church, Warroad Senior Living Center, or your special charity. 

 

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