Winnebago Martin L. Ignaszewski, age 88, of Winnebago, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.
Memorial Services were held Feb. 16, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago. The Rev. Durene Cornell officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer-Owen?Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Martin was born Nov. 5, 1923, at Stephan, the son of Lawrence and Veronica (Kulla) Ignaszewski. He was raised in the Easton area where he attended schools. As a young man he helped farm his family's farm and was a farm hand for many area farmers through the years. He hauled concrete aggregate by truck to Mankato for a time and also worked at the rendering plant in Blue Earth for several years, retiring in the late 1980's. He was married to Eileen Skogan who died in 1962. He was later married to Avis M. Murphey on Sept. 22, 1984, in Blue Earth. Avis died in 2007. Martin enjoyed fishing and watching TV programs his favorites were Wheel of Fortune and Walker Texas Ranger.
Martin is survived by his stepdaughter, Mary (Robert) Ahl, of Winnebago; stepsons, Robert (Gayle) Soma, of Madelia, and Larry (Cynthia) Soma, of Mankato; five stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; brother, Louis Ignaszewski; sister, Florence Hicks; and an infant sister.
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