Martha Esther Kinnear
05/08/1922 - 02/19/2019
Martha Esther (Penti) Kinnear, 96, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Faith United Lutheran Church in Iron at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Jim Raisanen will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Martha was born to Hjalmore and Helmi Waltanen in Buhl, MN. She moved to Iron as an infant. Martha attended St. Louis county Schools and graduated from Cherry High School in 1940.
Martha enjoyed gatherings of family and friends at the Stone Lake cabin, traveling, gardening, knitting, sewing, and fishing. In later years, she enjoyed playing cards and reading.
She is survived by her son, Allan (Barb) Penti; daughter, Louise Reed; three grandchildren, Kerri, Corey, and Kim; four great grandchildren, Haley, Kyle, Zachary, and Santino.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Uljas (Bertha) Waltanen; sisters, Helmi (Bruno) Laulunen and Wilma (Art) Asuma; husbands, Toivo M. Penti and David John Kinnear; and his son, David George Kinnear.