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Martha Vetter

September 20, 1912 — February 11, 2013

Martha Anna Wilhelmina, daughter of August and Minnie Noelck Vetter, was born September 20, 1912, in Washington Township, Carroll County, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia. Martha attended rural school near their home by Halbur. Following her schooling she worked at home before the family moved to Manning in 1942. Her first job in town was at the Priebe and Sons Egg Plant. Martha began working for Henry and Esther Peters at Peters Tavern and later became the owner of the newly named Corner Café on Main Street in Manning in 1961. Providing home-baked bread, pies and meals were their specialty. After she retired in 1975, Martha loved traveling with cousins and friends, especially to Europe, Alaska, and Canada and to many parts of the United States. Martha was a 70 year plus member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. She enjoyed playing cards, word search puzzles, reading, watching TV and visiting. She also served as the Vetter and Noelck family historian. Martha's 2012 highlight was being able to celebrate her 100th birthday. Martha resided at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home since August 31, 2007. She died there on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the age of 100 years, 4 months and 21 days. Besides her parents, Martha was preceded in death by four brothers: August, Jr. in infancy; Louis (1983), Frank (1997), and Paul (2007) Vetter; sisters Alice Young (1990) and Esther Peters (1998); brothers-in-law Francis Young (1994) and Henry Peters (1982); sister-in-law Lydia Vetter (2006); nephew Gary Young (1954); niece Mary Kay Young Douglas (1999); and grand nephew Matthew Albright (2000). She is survived by nieces and nephews: Ron Peters (Jen) of Ames; Betty (Don) Nobiling of Westside; Mark Vetter (Kim) of Orange, CA; Wayne Young (Shirley) of Fort Wayne, IN; Bruce Young (Deb) of Hopewell, VA; Colleen Young Schulze of Coon Rapids; Dale Young of Westside; Beth Young Frazier (Tom) of Denison; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Rev. Jonathan Conner, Officiating Congregational Music "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" "For All The Saints" "Lord, Take My Hand And Lead Me" Carlys Stribe, Organist Casketbearers Dale Young Wayne Young Bruce Young Scott Nobiling Bob Ewoldt Steve Mumm Interment Manning Cemetery Manning, Iowa Martha's family thanks you for your kindness and invites you to join them for lunch and fellowship at church following the committal service.

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