April 3, 1935 - December 7, 2015


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater for Mardel G. “Marty” Samuelson, age 80 of Clearwater who passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Laurie Weis and Reverend Denise Croskey will officiate. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Clearwater.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Rejoice Lutheran Church and continuing after 10:00 a.m. on Friday. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Marty was born April 3, 1935 in Alexandria, Minnesota to Manley and Olga (Linder) Larson. She married Leonard E. “Stubby” Samuelson on May 4, 1957 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The couple lived in Alexandria until 1965 and central Minnesota until settling in Clearwater in 1971. Marty was employed at the Clearwater Travel Plaza for over 30 years. She was a member of Rejoice Lutheran Church where she was active in youth groups and mission trips.

Marty is survived by her husband Stubby; children, Sam (Candy) of Clearwater, Dan (Joan) of Monticello and Simona of Monticello; four grandchildren, Kali (Chad) Pichotta, Jake, Ellen and Maria; great granddaughter, Lexi; brother, Laurel Larson of Sylvester, Georgia and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Beaula Frakes and Majel Mikkelson.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.