Leondina Martin, 85, Pettibone, died Nov. 8, 2013, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pettibone, with the Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Burial will be at Petersville Cemetery, rural Pettibone.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Leondina Gruebele was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Rexine Township, Kidder County, to John and Margaret (Guthmiller) Gruebele. She attended school in Frettim Township, Kidder County.
On Nov. 2, 1946, Leondina married Paul Martin in Petersville. They farmed in Petersville Township until Paul passed away in 1981. Leondina stayed on the farm until 2008, when she entered Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford.
Leondina enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, checking cattle in the spring time, farming and really loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Dennis (Gloria) Martin, Bismarck, Darren (Cam Reisnour) Martin, Woodworth, and Ron (Sylvia) Martin, Pettibone; eight grandchildren, Shelby (Melanie) Martin, Roddy Rath, Ronda (Brent) Koenig, Crystal (Bruce) Miller, Jared (Kris Ubben) Martin, Evan (Kelly) Martin, Sheri (Jim Morlock) Martin and Dawn Martin; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alvin (special friend, Thelma Guthmiller) Gruebele, Jamestown, Lawrence (Doris) Gruebele, Bismarck, and Reinhold (special friend, Elsie Wolff) Gruebele, Pettibone; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, one sister, one brother-in-law and four sisters-in-law.
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