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OBIT: Elsie Martin, 94, of Charles City

This news story was published on June 2, 2019.
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Elsie Martin, 94, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A funeral service for Elsie Martin will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City with Pastor Matt Howlett of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Elsie Cloris Carlane Allen, the daughter of James and Pearl (Rider) Allen, was born on July 6, 1924 in Spring Valley, Minnesota. She was employed with Floyd County Hospital until her retirement. After retirement, she was employed at NIACC in Charles City and worked for the Foster Grandparent Program.

Living family members include her daughter, Kathleen Simpson; son, William Martin; 10 grandchildren: April (Martin) Blackhard, William Martin, Dean Martin, September Martin Lyles, Angila (Martin) Radloff, Stephanie (Martin) Zuck, Steven Martin, Paul Martin, Holly Hutcheson, and James Hutcheson; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean Martin; son, Stephen Martin; daughter, Norma Martin Hutcheson; granddaughter, Shelley Marie Hutcheson; and 9 brothers and sisters.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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