Agnes Ilene (Brion) Martin, 83, of Plainview, passed away on July 20, 2017
at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus. She was born on
February 7, 1934 in Durand, Wisconsin. She graduated from Durand High
School and St. Mary’s Nursing School in Rochester. She married Jerry
Martin, July 14, 1956 in Durand. They moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where
they started their family and her nursing work supported them while Jerry
completed his college degree. They moved to Plainview in 1966 and Agnes
continued her nursing career at the Mayo Clinic. After her retirement from
nursing she started her creative wood and wreath business at craft shows.
Later she opened her dream business, the Country Life, in Plainview in 1992
and operated until her retirement in 2007.
Agnes was a creative talent and had a passion for style. She was skilled in
painting, wood working, ceramics and sewing. Her passion was home
decorating and serving her clients.
She is survived by husband Jerry; children Roberta (Gary) Heitkamp, Roy
(Lisa) Martin and Brian (Carrie) Martin; grandchildren Sara, Joe, Chris,
Margaret, Rebecca, Jennifer and Ben; sisters, Helen Wittig and Henrietta
Guilliame; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Agnes (Berger) Brion,
brothers Louis and Francis and sister Lucy Owen.
Memorial mass will be Friday, August 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joachim’s
Catholic Church in Plainview with Father William Becker officiating. Visitation
is Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-
2003