Lynette J. Marten, 88, died Dec. 1, 2023, of Alzheimer’s. She was a long-time Roseville resident.

She was valedictorian at Patrick Henry High School and graduated with high honors from the University of Minnesota, where she received her bachelor’s in foods and nutrition and master’s in experimental foods. She reigned as Miss North Minneapolis in the Aquatennial and was crowned Minnesota Royal Queen at the university.

She served as an instructor of foods and nutrition at the U for six years. She later became an administrator in the Roseville School District, and then for 22 years in the University Extension Service. She was co-recipient of the Minnesota Extension Service Dean and Director’s Cultural Diversity Award, and was awarded the Honorary State FFA degree. She was active as a volunteer in the community and at Como Park Lutheran Church.

Upon retirement, Lynette became a student of piano performance. She enjoyed good music, drama and art, and was active in many community service activities.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gordon C. Marten; daughter, Kimberly J. Marten; and son-in-law, Jack S. Levy.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota Foundation (Gordon and Lynette Marten Fellowship Fund) or Como Park Lutheran Church (music program).

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