DOROTHY LINNEA MARTIN, 80 ROCKFORD - Dorothy Linnea Martin, 80, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. She was a cancer, heart disease, COPD, and brain tumor survivor from 1986 until her death. Born in Hibbing, MN to Sture and Linnea Fyhrlund, moving from Swan Lake (Pengilly) MN to Rockford in 1952. Dorothy was employed as a secretary for many years at several manufacturing companies and banks. She retired in 1991 after 23 years at United Bank (National City), most recently employed part-time for 16 years for attorney Roger Reno. Active member of Zion Lutheran Church of Rockford, volunteering for many years in several capacities. She felt it was important to volunteer, donating her time to many worthy causes. She briefly was married to Eugene Droy who predeceased her. Later married Michael H. Martin who also preceded her on June 16, 1967. Survivors include daughter, Sharon Buazard; grandson, Matthew Buazard; brothers, Cy and Eldor Fyhrlund; many nieces and nephews; grand-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; husbands; brother, Arch Fyhrlund; sister, Judy Shipka; niece, Vicky Nicholas; nephew, James Fyhrlund. Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, 925 5th Ave., Rockford, IL. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, the American Brain Tumor Assoc., 2720 River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60018, or
. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, was honored to have assisted the family. To express condolences, visit honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2014