Martha Buckendahl Obituary

Martha Marie Buckendahl
Martha Buckendahl
Martha Marie Buckendahl

January 25, 1918 - February 7, 2010
Born in Yorktown, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Martha Marie Buckendahl, 92, died February 7th at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Visitation will be held Friday, February 12th at 9 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3223 University Avenue in Des Moines, with her funeral service to be held at 10:30 am. Graveside service will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Storm Lake, Iowa, on Friday at 4 pm.

Martha was born January 25, 1918, to Mary and Rudolph Herzberg in Yorktown, Iowa. She was a homemaker and property manager in Fort Dodge and Des Moines. She and her husband lived and worked in the Sherman Hill neighborhood restoring historic apartment buildings and homes. She was active in the Lutheran Church, participating in choir, Ladies Guild, and LWML.

Martha is survived by her son, Robert A. Buckendahl; her daughter, Mary Kay (Buckendahl) Frasier; her son-in-law, Rev. James Brammeier; grandchildren, Christa Brammeier (Keith Grabske), Dr. Meredith Brammeier, Lisa Buckendahl (Kirk Neihouse), Robert J. Buckendahl, Jamie Brammeier, Heather Brammeier (Dr. Anthony Bedenikovic), Alicia Frasier, Aaron Frasier, and Nathan Frasier; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Lydia, Kenton, Margaretha, and Jamison; sister-in-law Vera Buckendahl; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert J. Buckendahl; her daughter, Loreeta (Buckendahl) Brammeier; her parents, Mary and Rudolph Herzberg; her brother, Alvin Herzberg; her sister, Loretta (Herzberg) Bauer; sisters- and brothers-in-law Fred and Clara Lullman, Edwin Buckendahl, Harvey and Frieda Buckendahl, and Melvin Bauer.

Her family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mercy Hospice - Johnston.





Trinity Lutheran Church
3223 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Friday, February 12, 2010
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
3223 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, February 12, 2010
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Cemetery
Storm Lake, IA US
Friday, February 12, 2010
4:00 PM


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131