Martz peacefully and joyfully joined the Lord on Friday August 12, 2011 at the age of 94. She was born on the Schwinghammer farm east of Albany on December 26, 1916 to Katherine and Joseph Schwinghammer. She married Al on June 13, 1939.

Martz was a lifelong resident of Albany, never living more than 2 miles from her place of birth. She worked with the family business, Schiffler Farm Equipment from 1944 until Al’s passing in 1975. She touched many lives preparing “Dino’s” legendary chicken and dressing for weddings and special events throughout the area. Martz was most proud of the positive impact she and her family has made helping others in their faith, civic and business communities.

As an active member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, she spent countless hours volunteering at church related events, Mother Seton thrift store, sewing quilts for missions and delivering Meals on Wheels.

Martz is survived by her children: Dennis (Bernie) of Waite Park, Don (Patti) of St Cloud, Linda Studniski of Avon, Al Jr. (Barb) of Crosby, Loren (Diane) of Avon, Jim (Carrie) of St Cloud, Bryan (Lynn) of Avon and Geri daughter-in-law. She is also survived by 46 grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as her siblings: Agnes of Seattle WA, Catherine of Lake Park MN, Mildred of Bloomington and Val (Chub) of Albany.

She is preceded in death by her husband Al, son Wayne, son-in-law Al Studniski, great-granddaughter Maggie Rose Wehseler, and siblings Minnie Blenker, Al, Gene, Louie and Joe Schwinghammer.

Memorials or donations should be directed to the Holy Family School Endowment Fund.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm Sunday August 14th at Seven Dolors Church and again 1 ½ hours prior to Mass at 11:00 on Monday August 15th