Antonia V. Martinez, 82, Guckeen

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2005

Antonia V. Martinez, age 82, of Guckeen, Minn., died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Naeve Parkview Care Center, Wells, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at River of Life Worship Center in Blue Earth, with the Rev. Arlon Lee officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th

St., in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to services at the church.

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She was born June 13, 1922, at Rio Grande City, Texas, the daughter of Doroteo and Trinidad (Gonzales) Vasquez.

She is survived by her son, Arthur (and wife Carmen) Martinez of Houston, Texas;

daughter, Estela Diaz of Bricelyn; daughter, Santos (and husband Larry) Gibson of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Olga Martinez of

Fairmont; son, Neives (and wife Kathy) Martinez of Northfield; son, David Martinez of Guckeen; son, Jim Martinez of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Julia Garcia of

Inver Grove Heights; son, Angel (and


Rose) Martinez of St. James; daughter, Yolanda Martinez of Albert Lea; daughter, Melinda (and husband Apolinar) Sifuentes of Guckeen; son, Bill (and Kirsten) Martinez of Minnetonka; brother, Doroteo Vasquez of West St. Paul; sister, Cruz Espinoza of Elmore; sister, Santos Briseno of

Elmore, compadre, Lee (and wife Carol) De La Cruz; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Antonia was preceded in death by her busband, Felipe, in 1993; grandchild, Juan Jose Sifuentes; great-grandchild, Inocente Lopez Jr., and a son-in-law, Jose Diaz.