Jane Helen (Buhlmann) Martin, 82, Plato, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Jane Helen (Buhlmann) Martin was born on Sept. 12, 1937, in Aitkin. She is the daughter of Hans and Laverna (Emch) Buhlmann. Jane was baptized as an infant on Dec. 25, 1937, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth in 1951, both at St. John’s Church, Aitkin. She received her education in Aitkin, graduating with the Aitkin High School class of 1955. Jane furthered her education by attending Minneapolis Lab and X-Ray Technical School.
On Aug. 23, 1958, Jane was united in marriage to Roger Martin at St. John’s Church, Aitkin. Jane and Roger made their home in rural Plato. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Ronald and Ramona. Jane and Roger shared over 61 years of marriage.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Jane helped with milking cows on the family farm. She also worked at the Glencoe Clinic as a Lab/X-Ray Technician for 30 years and at Starkey Labs in Glencoe. Jane then continued her education by attending school for CNA receiving her license and worked at Glencoe Nursing Home until her retirement at age 67. She was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. As her ministry to the church, she proudly served as a Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir.
Jane loved taking care of others and was a practical joker always keeping everyone laughing. She enjoyed taking care of all of the farm animals including the hens, chickens and dogs. Jane crocheted afghans for her three grandchildren and also enjoyed having fun and playing jokes on them. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
Blessed be her memory.
Jane is survived by her husband, Roger Martin, Plato; daughter, Ramona “Mona” Dobrava, Plato; daughter-in-law, Eileen Horton and her husband, Keith, Glencoe; grandchildren: Missy (Jamie) Schlechter, Dick (Dawn) Dobrava Jr., Derrick (Andy) Dobrava, Jesse (Megan) Dobrava, Jacob (Mitch) Dobrava, Brandon (Rachel) Horton, Brianna Horton; great-grandchildren: Dylan Schlechter, Madelyn Schlechter, Paige Schlechter, Tylor Schlechter, Erin Horton, William Horton; siblings: Ruth (Paul) Hauge, Edina, Diane (Jerry) Gehler, Northfield, Dick (Betty) Buhlmann, Aitkin, Kurt (Cathy) Buhlmann, Aitkin; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Homer Martin, Plato, Bill (Deb) Martin, Plato; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Hans and Laverna Buhlmann; son, Ronald Martin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jesse and Mildred Martin; son-in-law, Dick Dobrava Sr.; sister, Lucille Buhlmann; sister-in-law, Karen Martin.
Gathering of family and friends is Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lester Prairie, Minnesota.
Clergy officiating: Pastor Aaron Holmgren; soloist: Jim Wendling ~ “The Lord’s Prayer”; congregational hymns: “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Children Of The Heavenly Father”; honorary urn bearers: Jane’s great-grandchildren: Dylan Schlechter, Madelyn Schlechter
Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online Obituaries and guest book available at www.mcbridechapel.com. Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.