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Patricia Martinson

Patricia “Pat” Martinson, age 86, went to be with the Lord March 16, 2011. She will be deeply missed by her children, Mary Bray (Virgil), Dave Toner (Pat), Mark Toner; grandsons, Greg Bray (Cheryl), Tim Bray (Natalee), Matt Toner (Casey), Andy Toner (Amy); 10 great grandchildren; and many good friends.

Pat was born in Ortonville Aug. 10, 1924, and graduated from Ortonville High with the class of ‘42. She wed Del Toner in June 1947 and raised her three children while enjoying the blessings of Ortonville by playing bridge and golf, taking Sunday rides and visiting friends and relatives. Pat married Edwin “Jim” Martinson in 1975 and they moved to Brainerd, Minn., where they built a successful insurance business. Pat blossomed as a dancer in the Geritol Frolics and enjoyed traveling to warm places during Minnesota winters. In November 2010, Pat moved to independent senior living in the Cities to be closer to her children.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd. Private interment. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society or North Memorial Residential Hospice.