Martha “Marty” Kautzman

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Martha “Marty” Kautzman, 66, New Salem, passed away July 30, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 5, 2013 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Pastor Harold Chin officiating.  Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, New Salem, following the luncheon.

Visitation will be held from 3-6 pm on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Martha Ann was born April 5, 1947 to Jeff and Mary (Roberts Weaver) Margison in Anderson, IN where she lived until she graduated from high school.  She then took a job as a travelling magazine salesperson.  Her work took her across the states and while in North Dakota, she met Douglas Kautzman.  They were married on December 28, 1967 at St. Pius V Catholic Church in New Salem.  They made their home on a farm between Mandan and New Salem.  Marty worked diligently alongside Doug on the farm especially baling and milking cows.  A wonderful homemaker, Marty was a great cook and also liked to garden and sew.  In the mid 90’s she started working a mail route which she continued until her death.  She also did inventory for RGIS and sold Mary Kay.  Marty and Doug enjoyed several fun family trips and together they went to Hawaii and the Virgin Islands.  In recent years, she traveled to Georgia and Florida to visit her sisters.  Marty was very active in the Mandan Seventh Day Adventist Church where she served as Deaconess, in the choir, and many other activities such as Vacation Bible School.  Marty was very passionate about sharing her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with others.  She showed kindness, love, and acceptance to everyone she knew.  If you knew her, your life was blessed.  A beloved wife, mother, and “Gommie”, Marty will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Blessed to have shared her life is her husband of 45 years, Douglas Kautzman, New Salem; three sons, Virgil (Morgan) Kautzman, Michael Kautzman, and Matthew Kautzman; four daughters, Melissa Burghart, Nicole (Jim) Froelich, Georgiann (Nick) Hersch, and Elizabeth (Jacob) Gappert; 16 grandchildren, Casey, Devon, Nathaniel; Quinn, Breanne; Danielle, Katherine, Garrett, Christian; Nicholas, Mikaela, Stella; Emma; Noah, Isabelle, and Lexie; one great grandchild, Olivia; four sisters, Elizabeth Evans, Connie Messer, Ann (Cary) Peeples, and M. Carol Grondine (special friend Ralph Miller); in-laws, Dee (Roy) Klaudt, and Daniel Kautzman; many nieces and nephews; and her church family.

Marty was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Mary Margison; two sisters, Lorraine Lawson and Addie Amos; brother, Jack Weaver; and in-laws, Nick and Elda Kautzman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mandan Seventh Day Adventist Church Children’s Ministry.

Categories Obituaries | Tags: | Posted on August 3, 2013

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  1. by Mindy mosbrucker

    On August 3, 2013

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. by Shelly Meyhoff

    On August 4, 2013

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Marty’s accident and her death. She was a loving, caring woman and will be greatly missed. My earliest memories of Marty were from when I visited Nick and Elda’s house with my parents as young child. My parents always commented about how happy Marty always seemed to be and how she always seemed to be smiling. I still remember her loving smile all these years later. God has taken her home to suffer no more. May God guide you all until you meet again in Heaven. May God bless her entire family, as she watches over you as you continue to grow and love in Christ.

  3. by Mikey

    On August 4, 2013

    Dear sweet Marty. I prayed so much for healing and I know now she is healed. I didn’t know her before she became our mail-lady but we had so many visits when she had to bring in a package. I am glad to have known her, just wished we could have many more visits. I will miss you my friend.

  4. by Jonathan & Dianne Davis

    On August 4, 2013

    We had a lot of fun with Aunt Marty and my Mom when they came to visit us in Florida and we would go for walks on the beach and trips to the oldest city in America, St Augustine, FL. Where we had went on a train ride, boat ride, the little shops on St George Street, and many restaurants. Aunt Marty will be greatly missed. It’s so sad and hurtful that she’s gone. But we know that she went to a better place. She has done many great things for many people and for Dianne and I. She will be greatly missed. Love, Jonathan and Dianne Davis

  5. by Al and Lil Hersch

    On August 4, 2013

    Nick, Georgi, and family of Marty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May she rest in peace.

  6. by Sara Berger

    On August 5, 2013

    My heart aches for the tragic loss of Marty. We are praying that God’s love and the promise of Heaven, as well as the love of friends, helps to bring you through this sad time. We love you all.
    Love, Sara, Carl and family

  7. by John & Marimar Hamre

    On August 5, 2013

    Deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss.

  8. by Norma & Bruce Geiger

    On August 5, 2013

    Georgiann & Family, we are so sorry to hear about your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bruce & Norma Geiger

  9. by Ron & Jane Ehlis

    On August 5, 2013

    Nicole, Jim and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear about your Mom ~ please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers!

  10. by Jason Rasset

    On August 5, 2013

    My sincere condolences to Doug and Family. The few times I met Marty she was smiling and wonderfully pleasant. She will be missed by many, so sorry for your loss.

  11. by Gail Anderson

    On August 5, 2013

    Although we were unable to attend Marty’s funeral, our thoughts and prayers have been with all of you. Marty always had a smile and a big hug for me whenever she saw us. We will always remember her kind, accepting and gentle spirit. Our sympathy to her family. Gail and Mark Anderson

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