Martina M. Walther

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Martina May (LaPan) Walther, 77, of Gaylord, MI, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in North Carolina.

She was born on March 18, 1944, in Pinconning, Michigan, to Samuel and Gertrude (Brown) LaPan.

Martina enjoyed oil painting and spent 10 years as a graphic artist with the Northern Star. She also enjoyed crafting in her spare time, researching family history, and being in her garden.

Martina is survived by her children, Tina (Cameron) Brooks, William (Milkana) Walther, and Patricia (Scott) Wilcox; her grandchildren, Joshua (Jessica) Barker, Steven (Desirhea Eldridge) Wingo, Jeremy (Megan) Barker, Ashley (Jeremy Johnson) Funk, Jesse Barker, Amelia Wingo; her great-grandchildren, Gaige Barker, Aurora Barker, Brysen Wingo, Annabella Wingo, Haylee Funk, Finley Johnson, Lennon Levi, and her siblings, Charles LaPan, Linda Taylor, Carol LaPan, and Delbert LaPan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald Walther; and her siblings, Donna Burger, Patricia Novak, Anthony LaPan, Juanita Belchak, Nola Delgado, Alfred LaPan, Richard LaPan, Louis LaPan, and Josephine LaPan; and her grandson, Kaleb Wilcox.

Funeral services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, MI, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Michigan online at the link provided below Martina’s picture.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P. O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

4 comments on “Martina M. Walther”

  1. Lee Ann and Mike (Allen) Parker

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Martina. We lost a dear friend. She and her husband Don were friends of ours for 51 years. We share such rich memories of the good times we had together. Martina had a deep faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so we can rejoice to know we will have a sweet reunion, that this parting is only temporary. Her husband Don would jokingly tell her not to forget the fishing worms and he would have the poles. So I would remind her to save us a spot by the fishing hole. Love you, dear friend.

  2. Martina was a very nice lady, I met her years ago one day at Gert’s house when I was there with her sister Jo.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Martina and her family.

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