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Obituary: Kristine Martinson (Dave Martinson)

It is with deep sympathy and sadness that we provide this obituary for the wife of Dave Martinson of Martinson Construction, Waterloo, Iowa.  Kristine was present at many CFA events including the Concrete Foundations Convention year after year, often with their kids along for the fun.


Kristine J. Martinson, 52, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  She was born December 11, 1965 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Vern “Bud” & Madonna (Klassen) Blake.  She married her high school sweetheart, David Martinson, on June23, 1990 at St. Patrick Church in Cedar Falls.  Kristine graduated from Allen College of Nursing and the University of Iowa, receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree.  She worked in nursing until retiring in 1995 and was a proud Mother.

Survivors include her husband, David Martinson of Cedar Falls; four children, Jonathan (Kenna), Andrea, Daniel (Calli Johnson) and Annaliese Martinson, all of Cedar Falls; her mother, Madonna Blake of Waterloo; two brothers, Don (Cindy) Blake and Steven (Rita) Blake, both of Cedar Falls; three sisters, Pam Rediger of Rockford, Illinois, Ann Fischer of Chandler, Arizona and Mary (Mark) Ratkovich of Waterloo; her Father and Mother in law, Jerry & Geraldine Martinson; brother in law, Scott (Julie) Martinson; two sisters in law, Lynne (Brad) Prentice and Jeane (Ron) Rabune; many nieces and nephews; three dogs, Lucy, Sparkle and Saige and her cat, Beaver.

Kristine was preceded in death by her father

A Celebration of Life will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at Prairie Lakes Church with visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday also at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kristine Martinson Memorial Fund at Veridian Credit Union.  Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be left at

Kristine loved to take care of her husband, kids, dogs, and cat. She loved to travel with her family and friends and spend time on the river in Harpers Ferry. She enjoyed baking, working in her garden, and taking on many home improvement projects. She liked reading and gathering with her book club, going on long walks, exercising with her morning CrossFit group, going on bike rides, doing yoga and dancing. Kristine enjoyed volunteering at the St. Patrick’s Garage sale and finding all the deals with her girls at TJ MAXX.

Kristine will be remembered as the most loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, best friend, and second mom to many of her children’s friends. Kristine took pride in making her home somewhere that everyone wanted to be and everyone felt welcomed. She wore a constant smile that lit up every room, and her laughter was contagious. Her selfless spirit touched the lives of many as she took on countless roles that will be impossible to fill. Our queen for life.

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