Francine Fay Martin, age 67, of Cambridge died December 29, 2010 at her daughter’s home after a courageouse battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 3rd at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.
Francine Fay Martin was born September 10, 1942 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Herman and Frances (Carls) Hensel. She was raised in the Milaca area and graduated from Milaca High School in 1961. She also graduated from St. Cloud Beauty School. Her family was most important to her and she loved her two daughters dearly. Francine also cherished her times with all of her family. She was a very caring person and as her brother Darold states, she was the most unselfish person he has ever met. Francine provided loving care to her parents and that same caring manner was evident in her work at the Dakota Communities group home in Goldenwood. She was an avid reader and also loved to travel.
Francine Martin died peacefully December 29, 2010 at her daughter’s home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 19 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Frances Hensel.
Francine will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Chinnock of Isanti, Jennifer (Joseph) Widell of Rush City; three brothers, Robert (Joyce) Hensel of Clearwater, Dwayne (Kay) Hensel of Cold Spring, Darold (Mary Ann) Hensel of Shoreview; one sister, Theresa (Jerry) Carpenter of Pine Springs; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Samantha, and Megan; and by other relatives and friends.