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Martha Helen Standinger -- Plainview

PLAINVIEW -- A funeral Mass for Martha Helen Standinger will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Plainview, with the Rev. John Ozbun officiating. Burial will be in St. Joachim's Cemetery.

Mrs. Standinger, 86, of Plainview, a retired beauty-shop owner, died Saturday (Nov. 27, 2004) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Martha Helen Pechacek was born May 27, 1918, in Ellendale, Steele County, Minn., grew up there and graduated from Ellendale High School and a Minneapolis beauty school. She worked in Minneapolis until moving to California during World War II to work as a welder on military aircraft. After the war, she moved to New Richland, Minn., and worked in a beauty shop. On May 1, 1945, she married George J. Standinger in New Richland. In December 1947, they moved to Plainview, and she owned and operated Martha's Beauty Shop until her retirement in 1980. Mrs. Standinger was a member of St. Joachim's Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards and sewing.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, George Dan (Cheryl) of Plainview and Mark (Lorie) of Arlington, Minn.; three daughters, Sally (Dean) Harrington and Susan Standinger, both of Plainview, and Mary (Russ) Mauch of Barney, N.D.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Andrew Pechacek of Albert Lea and Emil (Gladys) Pechacek of West Concord; and a sister, Emma Johnson of Owatonna. Nine brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schad &; Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, where the rosary will be recited at 4:15 p.m. and there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.

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Memorials are suggested to Mayo Clinic for Alzheimer's research.

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