Debra Ann Martin
Debra Ann Martin Aug. 18, 1958 - Jan. 21, 2014
RAYMOND - Debra Ann Martin, 55, of Raymond, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at University of Minnesota, Fairview, in Minneapolis. Her funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday at East Norway Lake Lutheran Church, rural New London, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Friday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. www.hafh.org
Debra was born on August 18, 1958, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Dale and Clariss (Paulsness) Elliott. She grew up in the Kerkhoven/Sunburg area, graduating from Kerkhoven High School in 1977. After her marriage to Leon Behrends, they lived in Montana for a short time before moving back to Minnesota. To this union three children were born.
Following her marriage to Donald Martin, they lived on a farm near Clara City. Debra worked as a waitress and also worked at Somody Supply, Impact Plastics and Molenaar Inc. To this union one child was born.
Her family remembers how she loved the outdoors, gardening, sewing, baking and cooking. Debra was always looking for something to add to her collection of angels, cows and denim day figurines. Her hospitality was endless as her home was open to anyone and everyone. Debra was not shy and was extremely friendly, as she enjoyed visiting with anyone, whether they were friends or had just met.
Surviving are her children, Curtis (Marny) Behrends of Clara City, Cristy Behrends of Raymond, Carrie Behrends of Willmar, Shane Martin of Willmar; five grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Cameron, Hunter and Aurora. Also surviving are her brothers, Michael (Judy) Elliott of Kerkhoven, Richard (Monica) Elliott of Sunburg and Danny (Judy) Elliott of Three Forks, MT.