Cynthia Martin, 1953-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Memorial services for Cindy Martin, 66, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate.  Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the church.  Online condolences are welcome at

Cynthia Martin

Cindy died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home.

Cynthia Ann Martin was born Feb. 7, 1953, in Owatonna, the daughter of Jim and Erliss (Anderson) Grass. She attended and graduated from the Owatonna school system. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she was a proud member of Lambda Delta Phi. Cindy was the extension agent for Goodhue, Olmsted and Rice counties. She was united in marriage to LaVerne “Marty” Martin on June 9, 1984, in Faribault. Cindy worked alongside her husband on their farm, where they raised registered Suffolk sheep. She enjoyed reading, card games, fishing and visiting with her family and many friends. Cindy was a member of First Lutheran Church and some of the organizations that Marty belonged to, including the Sheep and Pork Producers associations.

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Cindy is survived by her father, Jim Grass; brothers and sisters-in-law Buz (Cea) Grass, Julie Grass, Kim Glover and Pete Grass; nephew, Jake (Lindsay) Grass, and their children Madeline, Kaylee, Jeremiah and Lydia; niece, Mandi (Andy) Resler, and their children Blake and Creedence; and many cousins.

Cindy was preceded in death by her mother, Erliss Grass; and husband, LaVerne “Marty” Martin.