Vivian Marthaler, 89 year old resident of Lincoln, NE formerly of Little Falls, MN died Wednesday, January 18 at her son home in Lincoln, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN with Father Joseph Herzing officiating. The burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls, MN. A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 P.M. on Monday at the Emblom Brenny Funeral Service and from 10:00-11:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home. The Knights of Columbus Council #1804 will pray the Office of the Dead at 6:00 P.M. followed by the Parish Prayers at 7:00 P.M. on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Vivian Louise Kraemer was born October 27, 1927 in Meire Grove, Minnesota to the late John and Frances (Deters) Kraemer. She attended school in the West Union area through the eighth grade. Vivian moved to Osakis, MN in 1949. She was united in marriage to Carl Marthaler on October 17, 1949 at Saint Alexis Church in West Union, MN. The couple moved to Little Falls, MN in 1954, where Vivian worked for J.C. Penney until the store closed in 1991. Carl died on February 9, 1991. Vivian retired in 1991 and was an active volunteer in her community. She volunteered at St. Ottos Care Center, Saint Gabriels Hospital, Saint Frances Convent, the Clothes Review and St. Marys Catholic Church. She also volunteered preparing and serving funeral lunches at St. Marys Church as well. Vivian enjoyed quilting, knitting, baking, crocheting and gardening.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Doug (Eike) Marthaler of Lincoln, NE, Allen (Marianne) Marthaler of Bradenton, FL; daughter-in-law, Jayne Marthaler; grandchildren, Ryan, Sara and David; step-grandchildren, Debbie, Rachel, Alyssa and Samantha; brother, Ray (Joan) Kraemer; sisters, May Jane Kane, Betty Sand; sisters-in-law, Viola Kraemer and Carol Kraemer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Marthaler on February 9, 1991; son, Robert Marthaler on November 23, 2010; brothers, Frank, John, Jerome Kraemer; brothers-in-law, Jim Kane and Ervin Sand and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Kraemer.
Please view the following link to watch a video of Vivians life created by her family.