Mary Martin

Jan 5, 2020


2:00 PM on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Waterloo.


for an hour before services at the church


Garden of Memories


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Mary Martin, 78, of Waterloo, died at her home on Sunday, January 5, 2020, of natural causes.


She was born on March 23, 1941 in Charles City, daughter of John G. and Marie H. Jacobs Mehmen.


Mary graduated from Nashua High School in 1959, attended Gates Business College, and received her practical nursing license from Hawkeye Community College.


She worked at Harmony House for 17-1/2 years beginning as a certified nurse aide and retired as an LPN in the summer of 2007. 


She married Clarence "Bill" Martin on October 24, 1964 at the Episcopal Church in Waverly.


Mary was a longtime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and active in Deborah Circle, Altar Guild and choir.


Mary loved to play piano and the accordion. She enjoyed classic country music and the Grand Ole Opry. She was very artistic at cake decorating, painting, making her own greeting cards, and various other crafts. At 6 years old, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and eventually overcame the disease throughout her life.


She is survived by her husband; son, Darren (Tami) Martin‚ Waterloo; daughter, Michelle (Casey) McKernan‚ Farmington‚ MN; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Johnny (Kay) Mehmen‚ Charles City and Gary (Carla) Mehmen‚ Nashua‚ IA; and a sister, Idella (Melvin) Folkerts‚ Shell Rock.


Mary is preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Judy Dubois | Jan 08, 2020

    To Bill and Family :

    im sorry to here about mary my heart goes out to you and your family!                                                                                                       brad&judy dubois










  2. Steve and Cathy Wolf | Jan 07, 2020

    To Bill and Family

    We will always remember Mary with such fondness and warmth.  We hope you can find comfort in knowing
    everyone who knew her was inspired by her caring and   
    kindness.  She will be missed so much.  You have our    
    deepest sympathy and our heartfelt prayers, along with  the hope you will be surrounded by God’s love and peac. 





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