Sally Emaline (Nee Margelowsky) Martinson, 79, of Mayville, was called home on July 3rd, 2022 at Waupun Memorial Hospital in Waupun, WI. Sally was born in Hartford, WI to the late Walter and Amanda Margelowsky on September 20th, 1942. In March of 1981 she was united in Marriage to the late Darwin A. Martinson. Sally worked as a CNA for many years and later worked at Affiliated Products in Mayville until her retirement. She loved playing card games and a board game called ‘Sequence’, but Sally especially loved a family favorite called ‘Liverpool rummy’, for which she was a fierce competitor. She was an avid viewer of the Game Show Network, adored her Hallmark Movies (the sappy ones and the mysteries!), and of course we can’t forget her eternal love of the great John Wayne and Western movies.
Sally is survived by her children: Lori (Don) McLester of Oneida, Robert (Jean) Loehrke of Theresa, and Lisa Braun of Mayville. Her 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews, and extended family members through marriage. She is further survived by her brother: John (Marlene) Margelowsky; her special friend: Robert “Bob” Sumnicht; Bob’s 5 children and their families who were very important to her; and her cherished friend of many years, Linda Steffan.
Sally is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Darwin; brothers: Wallace, Kenneth, and James Margelowsky; her best friends: a.k.a. sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Marvin Kluge; as well as nephews and nieces: Wayne, Kurt, Terry, Todd, Cheri, Kim; and great-granddaughter: Courtney. She is further preceded in death by her in-laws: Ruth and Fritz Zastrow, Gordon and Delores Loehrke, and their son Ted.
Visitation for Sally will be held at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 1 P.M. with Reverend Richard Collier officiating. Interment will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.
Sally had a big heart and shared her love with a great many people. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. Sally’s family would like to thank Roy (transit driver at Waupun Christian Home) for taking her to all her appointments and treating her like she was part of his family; and also her beloved caregiver Val (Waupun Christian Home) for always taking that extra time and treating her like a friend.