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Dawn Martinson
Durbin, ND

Dawn Martinson, 53 of Durbin, ND, passed away on November 30, 2008 at the Rochester Methodist Hospital of MN after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dawn was born August 22, 1955 to Harold and Edith (Livingston) Martinson of Fargo, ND. Dawn completed her early schooling in Fargo, ND and graduated from Fargo South High School in 1973. Following high school graduation, she continued her education at Interstate Business College in Fargo and completed her studies and found employment with Dakota National Bank of Fargo and later Union State Bank of West Fargo. Dawn was united in marriage on June 4, 1977 in West Fargo to James Bruesch and later made their home in Mapleton, ND. She became a devoted housewife and mother to her two sons, Matthew and Nicholas Bruesch. Dawn later went to work for Christl Farms (Kenny & Steve) spending many years as a bookkeeper, farmhand and a friend. Dawn was always present for and would lend a helping hand to all in need.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith, stepmother, Virginia, grandparents, Gerald and Minnie Livingston and Nicolai and Clara Martinson.

Dawn is survived by her two sons, Matthew (Anna) Bruesch, Leonard, ND, Nicholas Bruesch, Bismarck, ND; granddaughter, Bryelle Bruesch, Leonard, ND; father, Harold Martinson, Fargo, ND; two brothers, Dennis (Bev) Martinson and Bruce (Beth) Martinson all of Fargo, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials preferred to Roger Maris Cancer Center of Fargo.

Visitation: Thursday from 5 to 7 in West Funeral Home Chapel, Casselton, ND.

Funeral Service: Friday, December 5, 2008 at 1 pm at Martin's Lutheran Church, Casselton, ND

Condolences can be sent online westfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699