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Elsie Minnie Karow Martius, age 89, passed away March 18, 1991 at the home of Ronald and Mary Miller in Salt Lake City, following a lengthy illness with cancer.

She was born July 21, 1901 in Sanborn, Minnesota to Julius and Mary Keopp Karow. She married Rudolph Walter Martius on October 5, 1920 in a triple family ceremony. They resided in Minnesota until September of 1948 when they moved to Manti, Utah and made their home. Her husband preceded her in death on August 23, 1978.Elsie Martius is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Byron (Dorothy) Duncan, Manti, Utah; Mrs. John (Evelyn) Hayes, Woodland, California; Marvin Martius, Byron, Minnesota; Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Miller, Salt Lake City; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Amanda Pankonin and Esther Hein, residing in Minnesota.

She was a member of the Baptist Church in Salina and Gunnison.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., Russon Brothers Mortuary Chapel, 255 South 2nd East, Salt Lake City, where friends may call Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah.

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