Marjean Mae Pekarek was born November 23, 1931 on the family farm located one mile northwest of Kimball, SD to Steve and Stacy (Chmela) Pekarek. She attended grade school and graduated from Kimball High School in 1949.
On June 13, 1949 Marjean was united in marriage to Ambrose Martin at Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball, SD. To this union six children were born: Gwen, Dennis, Bill and Marcia, as well as Gail and Joey who passed away in infancy.
Marjean was a devoted homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life’s great joy came from serving her Lord and others. Many were blessed by her giving spirit.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Gwen Martin, Dennis (Pam) Martin, Bill Martin all of Mitchell, Marcia Armstrong, Minneapolis MN; one sister, Delores Vrasner, Spokane WA; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Ambrose in 1975, her parents, sisters: Florence, Junie, Loretta, Katherine and her only brother, Steve.