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Martha Betsy Lee


1920 - 2014 Notice Condolences
Martha Betsy Lee Notice
Lee, Martha Betsy (Nee Falkenhaug ) Passed away March 12, 2014, surrounded by family. The daughter of Kristian and Hjordis Falkenhaug, Martha was born on December 18, 1920, near the village of Hundorp, Oppland County, Norway. Martha emigrated to the United States in 1949 with her husband, Krist, and son, Helge. They settled in Rockford, IL where she lived a long and happy life. Martha was a long-time member of Harmony Singing Society and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL. She was a kind and generous women who loved to share her talents for knitting and baking with others. Many family members and friends were kept warm on the outside by her intricately knitted Norwegian mittens, gloves and sweaters, and warm on the inside by the amazing Norwegian cookies that she baked every Christmas. Martha is survived by her sister Hilder Knutsson of Sweden; son Helge (Linda) Lee of Brookfield, WI; granddaughter Alison (Stephen) Fields and their children Wyatt and Harrison of St. Louis, MO; grandson Kristian (Sara) Lee and their children Allison and Aaron of Madison, WI; brother-in-law Sigmund Lee and sister-in-law Sylvia (Charles) Leppert of Rockford, IL; many nieces and nephews both in the United States and in Scandinavia. Martha was predeceased by her beloved husband Krist; her parents; and brothers Johann, Kore, Realf, and Sverre. A private memorial service will be held in Brookfield on Saturday, March 29. Family will return Martha's remains to Ringebu, Norway where she will be interred beside her husband in the cemetery at Sor-Fron Kirke. The family asks that any memorial gifts be made to the in Martha's memory (www.alz.org). "Death is but the next great adventure." J.M Barrie Peter Pan Your kindness and generosity will be remembered and cherished by those you met on your adventures. We do not say good-bye, but thank you and farewell as you start your next great adventure.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 23, 2014
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