Martha R. Falde, 89

Martha R. Falde, age 89, of Montrose, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

Martha enjoyed visiting with her large family, often inviting the entire crew to her house in Montrose – many times with more than 75 visitors for dinner.

She was an active member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, volunteering her time to help our country’s veterans.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Levi (Bud); sons Larry and Bruce; parents Evan and Josephine; seven brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Brett.

She is survived by sons Richard, Tim, Dean, Swede, Ron, and Gary; daughters Sandy (Kalownowski), and Becky (Heimerl); a sister, Josephine; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; many daughters and son-in-laws; and nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Sept. 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Interment at Fort Snelling Cemetery, Monday, Sept. 22 at 12:35 p.m.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, and continued Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 1 p.m.

Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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