Zora “Pauline” Martin, 85, Luverne, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. at the church.
Pauline Barrow was born to Laurel Ransom Barrow and Anna Schuchart on Jan. 29, 1935, in Pierre, South Dakota. She grew up in Custer, South Dakota, and graduated from Custer High School. She continued her education and graduated from National College of Business in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Pauline married Robert Harn Sr. in 1953 and four sons were born of that union, Robert, William, Calvin and Tim. The couple later divorced.
She married Richard Adair in 1968, and the couple adopted a daughter, Christine.
Pauline married William Martin in 1994. She was employed by the U.S. government for 22 1/2 years, retiring in 1998. She served at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, and Fort Richardson, Alaska. She received the highest civilian award for achievement.
Music was an important part of Pauline’s life, and in addition to high school band and music participation, she sang in church choirs wherever she lived as long as she was able.
Pauline enjoyed making baby blankets for each newborn at Sanford Luverne Hospital, delivering lap robes to residents at Mary Jane Brown Home, and prayer shawls to residents of the Minnesota Veterans Home. She also enjoyed the outreach program at the First Baptist Church in Luverne.
Pauline found joy in camping, dinner theaters, riding motorcycle with Bill, traveling with Richard, reading, sewing, embroidering and ice racing. She loved playing games, cards, puzzles, fishing and the outdoors. Her home was open to all.
Pauline is survived by her husband, William; four sons, Robert (Oralea) Harn, Colorado, William Harn, Michigan, Calvin Harn, South Dakota, and Tim (Connie) Harn, Wyoming; one daughter, Christine (Allen) Fick, Beaver Creek; grandchildren Kimberly (Gray) Eric, Ellie and Korben, Wade and Wyatt Harn, Kristy (Goodman) Jacob and Bennan Harn, Jennifer, Kylee and Braedon Harn, Gregory (Natalie) Fick and Derek Fick, and Bianca and Micheal Adair; stepchildren Jerry (Mary) Adair, Stan (Nina) Duane (Coleen), Les (Rhonda) Adair, Sherry (Dave) Solomon; several stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters Mary Holland, Arizona, Sharon Saunders, Missouri, and Phyllis Dubbe, South Dakota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband Robert Harn Sr. and Richard Adair; her grandparents; two brothers, John and Phil; two brothers-in-law, Don Holland and TD Saunders; two sisters-in-law, Donna Barrow and Beverly Barrow; and stepdaughter Dixie Pethound.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.