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Helen Martin

Helen Elsie Martin, 80, of Wadena, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Tri-County Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1927, in Leaf River Township to Charles and Emma (Kautz) Burdeski. She attended school in Leaf River Township. On June 9, 1973, she married Glynn Ellis Martin at the Church of Christ in Wadena. They made their home in Wadena. She spent her entire life in the Wadena area. She recently moved into Fair Oaks Lodge where she enjoyed being around the other residents and doing all of the activities. She enjoyed embroidery work and baking cookies.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena with Ernie Foutz officiating. Pallbearers were her nephews, David, Richard, James, Don, Tom and Jerry Burdeski. Burial took place in the Wadena Cemetery following the services. Arrangements were with Johnson Memorial Home (

Survivors include six nephews and five nieces; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Hart of Yucca Valley, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glynn, on Nov. 16, 1986; brothers, Henry, Harry and Fred; and her sister, Mildred Bickford.