Martha M. May, age 67 of Le Sueur, died at the Ridgeview Medical Center on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Memorial Mass will be on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church, Le Sueur, MN. Visitation will be at the Kolden Funeral Home on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. There will be a 3:45 p.m. C.C.W. Rosary to begin the Visitation. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning at the Kolden Funeral Home at 8:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Le Sueur, followed by a lunch at St. Anne’s School. Fr. Chris Shofner will officiate the services.
Martha was born on May 15, 1954 in Arlington, MN to Timothy & Rosemary (Odenthal) Burns. The family was raised in the St. Thomas area and she attended Le Sueur Schools, graduating from Le Sueur High School in 1972. She attended Mankato State University following high school. Martha worked briefly for her Uncle Francis at O’Brien Plumbing & Heating before a 45-year career with First Farmers & Merchants Bank in Le Sueur. Martha also worked part time at the Le Sueur Community Center and was active at St. Anne’s Church in Le Sueur with the C.C.W. and singing. She sang with the Le Sueur Notables and was active with supporting Le Sueur-Henderson Athletics selling admission tickets. Martha’s family and grandchildren brought her the most joy.
She is survived by her husband John; daughter Kathleen May of St. Peter; sons Joseph (Libby) May of Le Sueur; and Michael May (Amy Anderson) of St. Peter. Grandchildren Murphy May and Rhyan Anderson-May. Siblings; Elizabeth (Bruce) Olson of Le Sueur; Ronald (Carolyn) Burns of Henderson; Patrick (Kay) Burns of St. Peter; Jeanne (Steve) Schwartz of Pleasant Hill, IA; Daniel (Lisa) Burns of Henderson; Carolyn (Dan) McQueen of Pequot Lakes, MN and sister-in-law, Michelle Burns of Le Sueur. Many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and twin siblings; Timothy and Theresa Burns.
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