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Martin G. Hoeft

Martin G. Hoeft, age 77 of Mayer, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at his home in Hollywood Township.

He was born Feb. 28, 1927 at Mayer, the son of Gust and Mary (Gongoll) Hoeft. He was baptized March 20, 1927 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, by the Rev. F. W. Erthal; and confirmed at the same church April 6, 1941 by the Rev. N. William Anderson.

Martin married Marjorie E. Jones March 13, 1943 at Trinity (Gotaholm) Lutheran Church, Watertown, by the Rev. M. William Anderson.

Martin and Marjorie farmed. Martin was also employed by Van Dale for 18 years.

Marjorie and Martin bought and owned Blauers Resort in Garrison, running the resort until they retired and moved back to Mayer in 1993.

Martin loved his family and enjoyed family gatherings. He enjoyed bird watching, and fishing, fishing, fishing. He also loved to work with woodworking and crafting.

He served on the Mayer school board and the Zion Lutheran school board.

Martin was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjorie; son Brian; parents Gust and Mary Hoeft; brother and sister-in-law William and Frieda Hoeft; sister and brother-in-law Vera and Martin Stuewe; brother-in-law Edmund Kubasch; father-in-law and mother-in-law Arthur and Anna Jones; sister-in-law Leora Plaistad; and brother-in-law Evers Jones.

He is survived by his children and their spouses: Darleen Wandersee of Watertown, Dale and Vicky Hoeft of Mayer, Larry and Paula Hoeft of Mayer, Cynthia and James Grossinger of New Germany, Pamela and Mark Gutzke of Mayer, and Rebecca and Ronald Schiroo of Glencoe; and grandchildren Bruce and Sue Wandersee, Jason and Angie Wandersee, Christopher and Julie Grossinger, Tony and Rachelle Hoeft, Jeffrey Hoeft, Dawnelle Grossinger, Edward Hoeft, Jill Hoeft, Thomas Hoeft, and Tyler Schiroo.

Martin is further survived by his great-grandchildren: Jacob, Chelsea, Austin, Isaac, Kayla, Erin, and Lauren Wandersee, and Elizabeth Hoeft; sister Erma Kubasch of New Germany; sister-in-law Rhoda Jones of St. Louis Park; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, with the Rev. Peter Meier officiating. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer.

Casketbearers were Martin’s grandchildren.

The Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia handled the arrangements.

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