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Martha Madsen Dunteman

Martha Madsen Dunteman, 86, of Balaton, MN passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Colonial Manor in Balaton. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Balaton with visitation starting at 9:30 AM and continuing until the time of service. Interment will be in the Arco Cemetery in Arco, Minnesota. The Life Remembrance Center of Balaton is caring for the family. Martha Madsen Dunteman was born on December 30, 1929 to Lane and Gertrude (Brouwer) DeVries in Rock Valley, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended school in Rock Valley. Later in life, Martha continued her education and received her GED. In 1946, Martha was united in marriage to Richard “Bud” Mulder in Rock Valley, Iowa and to this union four children were born; Joe, Myra, Randy and Starlyn. In 1974, Martha was married to Norman Madsen at The Little Brown Church in Iowa and they made their home in Arco. Norman passed away in 1992. On February 6, 1999, Martha married Loren Dunteman at Trinity Lutheran Church in Balaton. They lived on a farm near Balaton for a few years before moving to a home in town. Martha worked for Western Community Action in Marshall as a case manager and most recently as a direct care worker for REM of Tyler. She was also on the EDA Board for Lincoln County and involved with bible study and the Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls, playing bingo and going to the casino. She loved spending time with her family and going to her grandchildren’s activities. On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Martha passed away at the Colonial Manor in Balaton at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband Loren Dunteman of Balaton; four children Joe (Nancy) Mulder of Lake Benton, Myra (Denny) Kronke of Marshall, Randy (Linda) Mulder of Parkston, SD and Starlyn (Mary) Mulder of Marshall; three step children Lori Beaird of Sioux Falls, SD, Michael (Dayna) Dunteman of CA and David (Jane) Dunteman of Hartford, SD; grandchildren Richard and Courtney Mulder, Travis (Samantha) Moon, Jana Moon, Tony (Jackie) Mulder, Wendy (Mark) Reischl, Chad (Rachel) Mulder, Troy Mulder, Amy (Tanner) Auch, Stacy (Eric) Kemerling and Katelyn (Jordan) Krueger; eighteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren and one step great grandchild; one brother Bill (Nella) DeVries of Elkton, SD; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands Richard and Norman, one brother Rich, and three sisters Ann, Jennie and Nancy. Blessed be her memory. Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:00 AM

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