Pauline Lucile Martinson, age 90, of Cokato, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Hutchinson Community Hospital surrounded by family members.
She was born May 28, 1922, near Braddock, ND, on a farm called Killdeer Knob, to Guy and Ellen Marie (Jacobson) Clements.
Pauline joined two sisters, Golda and Katherine, and when she was about a year old, they moved to Littlefork, MN, where two brothers were born into the family, James and John.
Pauline attended all 12 grades at Littlefork, graduating in 1940. From 1940 to 1945, she worked at various jobs while attending the North West Institute of Technology, where she trained to be a medical technician.
She was employed at the county hospital in Columbus, IN from 1946-1949. Coming home to Minnesota, Pauline and her mother moved to Cokato, where Pauline was employed at the Cokato Hospital.
She was married to Arnold J. Martinson Feb. 24, 1950. Three sons were born to this union: John, Bruce, and James.
Pauline was an active church member at Elim Mission Church of Cokato; she especially enjoyed the Dorcus group. She was also an active community member, volunteering with Cokato Ambulance and the Red Cross, among others.
She was also an avid reader and enjoyed quilting, needle pointing, and cross-stitching, and was especially fond of spending time at the “cabin.” Most important was her family.
Pauline is survived by her sons, John (Kristie), Bruce (Shelley), and Jim (Debbie); grandchildren Leah, Amy, Jimmy (Janell), Erik (Erin), Jessie (Austin), Joey, Charstyn, Dan, Hope, and Adam; and great-grandchildren Jordan, Averie, Madelyn, Gavin, Easton, Emma Pauline and Gracelyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arnie; and sisters, Golda and Katherine.
The funeral service took place Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Elim Mission Church in Cokato, followed by interment at Cokato City Cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, which handled the arrangements.