Fester, Martha Marie
June 24, 1921 – December 6, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, 2014, Martha went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was 93 years of age.
Martha is survived by her five children: Lynn (Ian) Cook of Edmonton; Sandra Fester (Gene Jeanneault) of Grande Cache; Mike (Barb) Fester of Millet, Donna (Brad) Lewis of Chemainus, BC, and Randy (Laura) Fester of Edmonton. Martha also had six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Martha was born in Hay Lakes, Alberta, the ninth of ten children of Ludwig and Emilie Schmidt. In 1942 she moved to New Sarepta where she met Henry Fester, and they married in 1948. She and Henry farmed near New Sarepta until his death in 1972. Martha then moved to Kelowna, BC for four years before settling in Edmonton.
A memorial service for Martha will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 11223 – 51 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta with Pastor Trish Schmermund officiating.
Cremation has taken place.
The family would like to give sincere thanks to the staff of Millwoods Shepherd’s Care for the kindness and support they showed to Martha during her stay there.