Martin Carl Monson
10/23/1930 - 02/15/2019
Martin C. Monson, 88, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pike at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Don Stauty will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by Virginia Honor Guard. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Martin Carl Monson was born on October 23, 1930 to Anton (Tony) C. Monson and Laura C. Axtell in Cohasset, MN.
He attended school in Cohasset and Grand Rapids, MN.
Martin volunteered to join the U.S. Air Force on November 28, 1947 at Ft. Sheridan, IL. He was honorably discharged in December of 1951. Martin was trained as an electrician, but was sent to Germany. While there, he became a member of the Berlin Air Force where he served in the fire department at the Fossberg Air Base as a fireman.
Martin was united in marriage to Thora Elaine Inglebret on December 24, 1955 in Grand Rapids. The couple then made their home in Pike, where they have resided for almost 60 years.
He joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union in 1958 and worked as a licensed plumber and pipefitter until 1998. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for over 50 years. Martin was one of the founding members of the Pike-Sandy Fire Department.
Martin loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and being outdoors. Especially spending time at his cabin in Canada.
He is survived by: his wife of 63 years: Thora; children: Shane (Sherrie) Monson, Kerry Monson, and Holly (Craig) Johnson; grandchildren: Clinton, Mallory, and Dylan; great-grandson: Derek;
siblings: Ruth Stejskal and Wally Monson, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Martin is preceded in death by his parents; numerous siblings; and his grandson, Michael Monson.