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Stories from Thursday, March 24, 2011

Martha Van Donselaar (03/24/11)
Martha Lenore Van Donselaar, 98, passed away peacefully at Wesley Acres, in Des Moines, on March 10, 2011. An only child, "Marty," was born in Dedham, to Dave and Emma Thomas. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Iowa State University in 1934. Marty met her husband, Walter Van Donselaar, in Fonda, where she was teaching Home Economics. They were married in 1943 and Marty retired from teaching to raise her family...