Martha Ohm, 101, a longtime resident of Red Bank, peacefully passed away Wednesday, October 6th. Martha was born in Vikedal, Norway on May 20, 1920, the youngest of 7 children born to the late Sigrid and Garman Bore. Martha worked as a nurse's aid in Norway. After she and her family came to the United States in 1953, she took time to raise her family. Once her daughters were grown, she went back to healthcare and worked as a nurse's aid at Riverview Medical Center for several years.
Martha was a devoted member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Red Bank where she was an usher, a member of Welca and volunteered at the Church's clothing center. She also belonged to the Sons of Norway, Lodge 466, Ladies Auxiliary. In her free time, Martha enjoyed gardening and looked forward to serving her daily 3 o'clock coffee to her friends and family when they came for visits. Martha will be fondly remembered as a kind and loving mother, grandmother and friend.
Martha was predeceased by her husband, Bernhard Ohm, in 1987, her son-in-law, Joseph Oswald, Jr., and her great granddaughter, Aiden Oswald.. She is survived by her two daughters; Kari Oswald and Sigrid (Harry) Lenzing. Martha also leaves behind 5 grandchildren; Tracy Oswald, Joseph Oswald III, Craig Oswald, Timothy Blankley (Audrey Oldoerp) and Erin Blankley (Vincent Macciolo), along with 6 great grandchildren; Chelsie (Gavin) Wade, Matthew, Sarah and Christian Blankley and Veronika and Charles Maccioli. Further:3 great-great grandchildren; Hunter, Jamison and Owen Wade.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 150 River Rd, Red Bank, on Saturday, November 6th at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.