Margaret (Marttinen) Martin

ONTONAGON — Margaret Martin, 98, of Ontonagon, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Portage Pointe in Hancock after a long battle with Alzheimer’s dementia.

Margaret was born in Redridge, on October 1, 1920, to John (Ilmari) and Katie (Kaisa Paso) Koivu. She graduated from Jeffers High School in 1938 and loved to tell of riding the train from Redridge to Painesdale for grades 11 and 12.

Margaret married Reino Marttinen (Ray Martin) in 1941. The family lived in Mass City while Ray owned Marttinen Chevrolet and eventually moved to Ontonagon in 1963.

She was active in her church, Siloa Lutheran, loved to dance, and was known for her strong commitment to her home and family.

Margaret was preceded in death by sons, Gary and Glenn; husband, Ray; and brothers, Raymond, Edward and Robert.

She is survived by son, Dale (Vickie) Martin of Midland; daughter, Kay (Harold) Seppala of Houghton; her grandchildren, Sarah (Scott) MacLachlan, Aaron (Sarah) Martin, Ben (Jennifer) Seppala and Emily (John) Kastamo; and her great-grandchildren, Kate, Claire, Anna, Grant and Lilias.

The family expresses appreciation to Dr. David Kass, and to the staff at Portage Pointe for the love and excellent care they gave Margaret.

The funeral will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Siloa Lutheran Church in Ontonagon with Pastors Jay Welshonse and John Kastamo to officiate. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon provided by the church women, of which Margaret had been a big part.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Siloa Lutheran Church, Ontonagon, or to OCAP, the Ontonagon animal shelter.