November 13, 2012


AUG. 27, 1929 — NOV. 12, 2012

OSKALOOSA — Martha Bogard, 83, of Oskaloosa, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012, at the MHP Hospice Services Serenity House in Oskaloosa. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marlene Smith of the New Sharon Friends Church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Visitation will held from 2 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made in her name.

Martha Marie Bogard, daughter of Arnold D. and Bessie Clara DeKraai Duinink, was born, Aug. 27, 1929, in Jasper County near Lynnville. She attended Black Oak School near Lynnville until 1940, when the family moved to a farm near Forest Home in Poweshiek County, where she attended Forest Home School through eighth grade. Following her education, Martha and her sisters helped her parents on the farm because her brother was serving in World War II. Oct. 19, 1946, Martha married Joseph Allen Bogard in Sigourney. They lived in Montezuma a short time before moving to acreage on Buck Creek west of Montezuma; they would eventually move to a number of other farms in the Montezuma/Barnes City area and worked those farms until moving to Oskaloosa in 1972. In 1967, Martha began working at Continental/Big Smith Overall Factory, where she worked as a seamstress. Martha and Joe moved to Florida in 1980 where they spent a year and then returned to Oskaloosa. In 1984, they moved to Gainesville, Mo., and in 2000 they returned to Oskaloosa. Martha wasn’t allowed to go to high school as a young woman, but at the age of 51 she earned her GED. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and she attended the New Sharon Friends Church.

Martha’s family includes her son, Isaac “Andy” Bogard and his significant other, Deb Hunter, of Eldora; granddaughters: Bonnie Jean Lee, of Kingman, Ariz., and Annette Bogard, of Marshalltown; a grandson, Jeffery Bogard, of Marshalltown; five great-grandchildren; three sisters: Pearl Mary Felton, of Marshalltown, Lucille Bogard, of New Sharon, and Nellie Irene Nelson, of Bondurant.

Besides her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Joe on April 28, 1999; a daughter, Linda Jean Lee on Aug. 25, 1991; and two brothers: Alvie Walter Duinink and Clarence Dirk Duinink.

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