Debra Jo Martius

Debra Jo Martius

Debra Jo Martius, 65, Spearfish, South Dakota, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at her home.

A funeral service was Sunday, Aug. 20, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish.

Debra Koblegard was born Oct. 5, 1951, to Martin and Betty (Pemble) Koblegard in Springfield. She grew up in the Walnut Grove area and graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1969. She married Dennis Martius on Dec. 27, 1969. They moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, briefly, then returned to southern Minnesota and lived there for 25 years. In 1994 they moved to Spearfish. Deb enjoyed quilting, cooking, spending time with family and volunteering for the church and food pantry.

Deb is survived by her husband, Denny Martius, Spearfish, a son, Michael (Jennifer) Martius, Hill City, South Dakota, two daughters, Jody (Keith), Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Julie, Spearfish, 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her siblings, Patty, Mark, Vicki, Kathy and Shelley and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements were by Isburg Funeral Chapel of Spearfish, South Dakota,

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