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In Memory of Albina Attwood


October 10, 1922 - July 22, 2019

Albina M. Attwood, 96, died on July 22, 2019, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm. She was born on October 10, 1922, in Fairchild to Frederick and Josephine Zank. She graduated from Fairchild High School in 1940 and Luther Hospital School of Nursing, Eau Claire in 1944. She worked as Assistant Head Nurse on the third floor at Luther.

Albina married Wilmer Martin in 1945 who passed away in 1956. They had three children together. After her husband's death, she moved to Fairchild and in 1960 married David Attwood. They had one child together.

She worked as a school nurse in Osseo from 1960-61. Albina moved to Phillips in 1965 and worked as Administrator and Director of Nurses at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Rib Lake. She moved to Rib Lake in 1966, during which time laws prevented her from working both positions. Due to the restrictions, her husband became the administrator and she continued as the Director of Nurses. In 1970 Albina moved back to Fairchild and served as the Director of Nurses at the Sunset Nursing Home. She also worked at the Osseo Nursing Home for a short time. Later, she worked as Administrator at Valley Health Care Center in Hayward, and the Hayward Hospital Nursing Home.

Albina is survived by her husband, David; sons: Ronald Martin, and Jeff Attwood; daughter: Diane Thums; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter Cheryl; her parents; brother, Merton Zank; and sister, Della Eichhorst.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, July 29, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church - Turtle Lake with Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery - Eau Claire. Visitation will be one hour before the service.


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