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Martha O. Sword

Martha O. Sword

Martha O. Sword, 93, formerly of Dunn Center, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Luther Manor Healthcare Center, Wauwatosa, Wisc. Marthas memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Normanna Lutheran Church, Dunn Center. Interment will follow at the Dunn Center Cemetery. Visitation will one hour prior to services at the church.

Martha was born September 25, 1920 on the family farm north of Dunn Center, the daughter of Fredrick and Ottilia (Sommer) Krieger. She was raised on the family farm and was educated in a country school.

Martha married Charles Sword on May 14, 1950. Together they operated Swords Grocery Store until it closed in 1975. Martha continued to work in the grocery business and also as a waitress in the local caf in Dunn Center until 1997.

She was a faithful and very active member of Normanna Lutheran Church, the homemakers club, Senior Strutters, and the Dunn Center Library. She loved to be busy, baking, sewing, gardening, taking care of her yard, reading and playing cards. She just truly loved to be around people.

Her family always came first and she dearly loved her two granddaughters. In 2003, she adopted her precious cat, Nicky, who gave her so much joy and companionship. In 2009, Martha along with Nicky moved to Waukesha, Wisc. to be closer to her daughter, Karleen. In December 2012, she moved to the Luther Manor.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Karleen (David) Vargo, New Berlin, Wisc.; two granddaughters, Chelsea (Tom) Cunningham, and Charley Sword, San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Ed (Lorraine) Krieger, White Earth; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles on April 29, 2003; son, Glen; brothers, Adolph, Henry, and Robert; sisters, Ella, Lena, Bertha, and Mary; and her dearly loved cat, Nicky.

Memorials are preferred to the Dunn Center Cemetery or to the Alzheimers Assoc.

Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson,