Geraldine “Gerry” Rose Martin, 94, of Grand Rapids, MN died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Majestic Pines Assisted Living, Grand Rapids, MN.

Geraldine was born on February 8, 1923, to John and Theresa Rausch in Lastrup, Minnesota. She was the third oldest of 10 children. She married the love of her life, George Walter Martin on October 24, 1946. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; son, Steven F. Martin, daughter, Patricia A. Berglund, and son-in-law, Alan Seagren.

She is survived by her husband, George; daughter-in-law, Janet Martin; daughter, Carole (John) Walto; son-in-law, Dave Berglund; daughter, Jean (Ken) Warren; and daughter Cathy (Jim) Rydberg; grandchildren, Christian (Jennifer) Martin, James (Meryl) Martin, Rebecca Martin and Kari Beth Martin, Matthew (Hollie) Walto, Jennifer (Carl) Boben, Jacob Walto (Tiffany Puttbrese), Denise (James) Dau, and Jesse Berglund, Andra (Steve) Brion and Carl Seagren; 4 step grandchildren; great grandchildren, Alyssa and Brandon Martin, Hannah, Isabel, and Madeline Walto, Aune and Mikko Boben, Harrison, Hayden and Hadleigh Dau, Addison and Jacob Brion; and 12 step-great grandchildren

A visitation will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 from 10 AM until the 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Cohasset. Fr. Jerry Weiss will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Deer River, MN.

Memorials are preferred to St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Cohasset, MN.

Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit