Gretel "Margret" Martin

February 1, 1933October 30, 2018
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Gretel “Margret” Martin, 85, of Chicago, Il passed away on October 30, 2018. Margret was born on February 1, 1933 in Heilbronn, Germany, raised in Aschaffenburg, Germany, and finally settled in Chicago in December, 1956. Beloved wife of Josef Martin since July 31, 1951. Adored mother of Norbert (Lisa) Martin, Ellen (Ray Brooks) Engberg, Angie Martin, Heidi (Roger) Dickerson, Rosie (Robert) Kriho, and Renee (Don Prigge) Anderson, and David Anderson. Oma to 17 and Uhr Oma to 9. Truly the strongest woman those who knew and loved her will ever know. She always had a smile and lived by the motto “it could be worse”. She will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the LUNGevity Foundation ( Visitation on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Drake and Son Funeral Home, located at 5303 N Western Ave in Chicago, Illinois, 60625. Services from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Private entombment immediately following.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

Gretel "Margret" Martin

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Karen Lachcik

November 3, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Margret was very special. As my next door neighbor she was my "mother away from home" always knowing what to say as I as running around chasing the my kids and working. She was always supportive, understanding and kind. I will miss our talks in the back yard. God bless Margret and her family. Love, Karen Lachcik

Becky Mensching

November 2, 2018

Gretel (Oma) loved and celebrated my daughter with such joy! Being a fellow "preemie mom", she knew how special the journey is. I was blessed to have her guidance and support along the way. I will always remember when I broke my foot this summer and she said simply "give me the baby for 3 months"! She was full of love and will truly be missed. ♥️

Simone Schmitt

November 2, 2018

My condolences! I am so sorry for your loss. It´s too hard to loose a mother. Thinking of all of you. Best wishes from Germany, Simone

Isabella Rojas

November 1, 2018

No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

Gabriela Szymanski

November 1, 2018

My favorite two memories are that only you could pull my lose tooth when I was a little girl
And when I cried you told me it was ok I wouldnt have to pee as much.
You even had a tear cup to collect the tears
I am a lucky women to of had you in my life
You where my mom’s best friend and now you will both be together once again
You will forever be in my heart
❤️ Gaby