Note: B I R T H Minnesota Birth Index Martha May Drugan Date of Birth:1 Jun 1923 Mother Maiden Name: Hanson Certid# 1923-38049 County of Birth: Winona Birth Registration Winona County, Minnesota Drugan----Female--Single Birth--5th Child--Legitimate--Born 1 Jun 1923 at 2:30 pm Father--David G. Drugan--Age 34--Born Wisconsin--Brakeman Mother--Lena L. Hanson--Age 29--Born Wisconsin--Housewife Dr., Midwife, Reporter was D. Shaeffer Birth reported on 11 June 1923 to W.V. Lindsay, Winona County Registrar Filed 12 Jun 1923 (Source: Pat Thomas, Winona, Minnesota, 2003) Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980 Name: Drugan Gender: Unknown Birth Date: 01 Jun 1923 Birthplace: Winona City, Winona, Minn. Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C59700-4 System Origin: Minnesota-EASy Source Film Number: 1377830 Reference Number: bk 2 p 43 l 190 C E N S U S 1923 Winona, Minnesota City Directory David G. Drugan--(Lena)--Brakeman--Residence--215 Grand 1925 Winona, Minnesota City Directory David G. Drugan--(Lena L.)--Brakeman--Residence--552 West 5th 1927 Winona, Minnesota City Directory David G. Drugan--(Mina)--Brakeman--C&NW Railway--Residence--552 West 5th 1930 US Census Winona, Winona County, Minnesota David Drugan------Head--M--W--44--M--M at 25--WI--US--US--Rent Home--$25.00--Railroad Brakeman Lena Drugan------Wife--F--W--35--M at 19--WI--NOR--US Bernice Drugan------Dau--F--W--15--S--MN--WI--WI Margaret Drugan------Dau--F--W--13--S--MN--WI--WI David Drugan------Son--M--W--11--S--MN--WI--WI Ruth Drugan------Dau--F--W--8--S--MN--WI--WI Martha Drugan------Dau--F--W--6--S--MN--WI--WI John Drugan------Son--M--W--5--S--MN--WI--WI William Drugan------Son--M--W--11m--S--MN--WI--WI 1931 Winona, Minnesota City Directory David G. Drugan--(Lena)--Brakeman--Res--761 West 5th Margaret Drugan--Clerk--Res--761 West 5th Bernice Drugan--Clerk--Res--761 West 5th 1934 Winona, Minnesota City Directory David G. Drugan--(Lena)--Brakeman--C&NW Railway--Residence--209 Grand 1940 US Census 618 Howard Street, Winona, Winona County, Minnesota Vincent Rice------Head--W--M--35--M--WI--Carpenter, Building Contractor Lena Rice------Wife--W--F--45--M--WI--Seamstress, Garmet Factory Bernice Drugan-------Dau--W--F--25--S--MN--Sales Clerk, Retail Store David Drugan------Son--W--M--21--S--MN--Common Labor, Road Construction Ruth Drugan------Dau--W--F--18--S--MN Martha Drugan------Dau--W--F--16--S--MN John Drugan------Son--W--M--15--S--MN William Drugan------Son--W--M--11--S--MN 1941 Rochester, Minnesota, City Directory Martha M. Drugan--Student--High School 1954 San Jose, California, City Directory Robert C. Westphal--(Martha)--res: 869 S. 9th Street 1956 San Jose, California, City Directory Robert C. Westphal--(Martha M.)--Fremont Glass Co.--res: 11967 Flagler 1964 Pleasanton, California, Directory Robert Westphal--Owner, Pleasanton Glass Co.--846-2628--res: 4106 Nevis St.--846-2387 P U B L I C A T I O N S SUNDAY SCHOOL OF LAKESIDE CHURCH TO GIVE PROGRAM The Lakeside Sunday School will hold its Christmas program Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the church. The program is as follows: Recitation - Martha Drugan Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 21 Dec 1932, page 4 WINNERS GET RIBBONS IN SCHOOL ELEMENTARY TESTS Special winners' ribbons were awarded to students, judged first, second and third in the elementary school tests conducted in the Winona public schools the past week. Each school was represented by one pupil in each test. Names of students winning places and others who took part in each test follow: Written Spelling -- Fourth Grade -- Martha Drugan, Madison -- First Place Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 31 May 1933, page 5 WEST GIRLS WIN TWO D-BALL GAMES IN A ROW West tucked two games away in the girls playground diamond ball league this week with victories over Central and East A teams. In the latter contest won, 14 to 9, home runs were hit by Shirley Hessinger, Dorothy Skorlinski, Mildred Ramer and Alice Skorlinski for the East A Team and by Eleanor Czaplewski, Martha Drugan and Florence Czaplewski for the winners. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 29 Jul 1937, page 10 WEST GIRLS WIN AND LOSE IN DOUBLE BILL The Washington girls diamond-ball team defeated the West girls, 29 to 18, in a slugfest at the West grounds, and the West team topped the East B girls, 12 to 11, at the same diamond in playground games this week. In the former game, home runs were made by La Verne Zabrocki, Ruth Lord and Irene Praxel for Washington and by Dorothy Lilla, Eleanor Czaplewski, Martha Drugan and Catherine Kleinschmidt for West. Eleanor Czaplewski hit a home run with the bases loaded to give West the verdict in the other contest. Dorothy Hessinger and Mildred Groff collected circuit clouts for East B. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 5 Aug 1937, page 10 HONOR ROLL Winona Junior High School Students on the honor roll at the Winona Junior High School for the period ending April 4, were announced today. Names of the students and their grades follow: C Honor Roll - Martha Drugan Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 14 Apr 1938, page 4 BIRTHDAY PARTY Donna Fair, 657 Washington Street, was surprised Saturday evening by a number of friends in celebration of her birthday. A scavenger hunt, games and dancing provided entertainment. Lunch was served at 10:30 p.m. Guests were Arlys Engelien, Eleanor Dorn, Charlotte Erwin, Martha Drugan, Elaine Ehlers, Mae Brandt, Evelyn Werner and Dorothy Wildgrube. Donna received a gift. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 1 Nov 1938, page 5 WATKINS PICNIC LARGEST YET HELD 650 Cars Counted at Farmers Park Winners of the sports events were as follows: Ball Throw -- Martha Drugan, 2nd Place Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 17 Jun 1940, page 6 "YOU-HOO" HAS CATCHY LINES, IS ENTERTAINING "Yoo Hoo," a smoothly moving production with catchy, natural lines and a variety of entertainment was presented by the Inner Circle and the Forty-one Club of the Winona Senior High School in the high school auditorium Tuesday afternoon for students and last evening for the general public. Directors were Mrs. S.A. Boyd and Robert G. Pendleton, advisors respectively of the two organizations. Singing Chorus - Members of the singing chorus were Martha Drugan... Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 10 Dec 1941, page 6 282 SENIORS TO BE GRADUATED AT SENIOR HIGH Commencement Date May 27; Speaker "U" Professor The board of eduaction approved for graduation a class of 282 Senior High students at its May meeting Monday evening at the Sior High School. Commencement exercises will take place at the school auditorium at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. C. Gilbert Wrenn, professor of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota, will address on "What is Ahead for Youth in 1942." P.B. Gooderum, president of the board of education, will present diplomas to the graduates who will wear caps and gowns, decided on as a wartime economy measure which will eliminate the need for graduation dresses and suits. During the exercises graduates chosen for the National Honor Society will be announced and scholastic and activity awards will be given. The choir, led by Miss Grace Kissling, and the orchestra, directed by Mrs. Robert Pendleton, will furnish music. The graduates are: Martha M. Drugan, 253 Olmsted Street HONOR ROLL STUDENTS AT WINONA BUSINESS COLLEGE ANNOUNCED Honor roll students of the Winona Business College for the first quarter of the school year were announced today. The names are: B - Martha M. Drugan Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 5 Dec 1942, page 7 WEEKEND GUEST Miss Martha Drugan, employed in the OPA office in Baraboo, Wis., spent the weekend here with her mother, Mrs. Vinson D. Rice, 253 Olmsted Street. She was accompanied here by Howard Hanson, Baraboo, nephew of Mrs. Rice. Staff Sergeant David G. Drugan , who recently spent a short time with his mother, Mrs. Rice, and brothers Jack and William Drugan, left last week to return to New York city from where he will leave soon on active duty. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 1 Jul 1943, page 4 NEWLY-WED COUPLE VISITING HERE Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Westphal, who were married at Baaboo, Wis., Saturday, are visiting the latter's mother, Mrs. Vinson Rice, 253 Olmsted Street. Mrs. Westphal was formerly Miss Martha Drugan. Mr. Westphal is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Westphal, Baraboo. The couple will leave Monday for Long Beach, Calif., where they will make their home. The bride was graduated from the Winona Senior High School in 1941 and attended the Winona Business College. She was formerly employed by the Office of Price Administration at Baraboo. Mr. Westphal is with Gamble Stores and is being transferred from Baraboo to Long Beach. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 24 Sep 1943, page 4 V i s i t i n g H e r e Mrs. William Petrasek and daughter Linda Lee, Mrs. Willard Miller and daughter Cheryl and Mrs. Robert Westphal and her husband, a Seaman 1st Class who is on leave, are visiting the women's mother, Mrs. Vinson Rice, 253 Olmsted Street. Seaman and Mrs. Westphal will visit his parents at Baraboo, Wis., during his leave. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 16 May 1944, page 2 SOCIETY -- WEST END CLUB The West End Sewing Club held a Halloween party in connection with its meeting at the home of Mrs. Robert Westphal, 1603 West Fifth Stree, Thursday evening. Refreshements were in charge of Mrs. Westphal and decorations of Mrs. Ruth Miller. Source: Winona Republican Herrald, Winona, Minnesota, 1 Nov 1947, page 9 JOHN L. DRUGAN, BRIDE TO LIVE IN MICHIGAN John L. Drugan -- Mr. and Mrs. John A. Shipe, Austin Route 2, announce the marriage of their daughter, La Vonne, to John L. Drugan, son of Mr, and Mrs. Vinson Rice, 1603 W. 5th St. Judge Leo F. Murphy performed the ceremony Aug. 16th at the Winona Courthouse. Attendants were the bridegroom's sister and brotherm Mrs. Robert Westphal and David Drugan, both of Winona. Mrs. Drugan was graduated from Kahler School of Nursing, Rochester, Sep. 4. Drugan was graduated from Winona State Teachers College, and has been appointed varsity coach and athletic director at Brimley, Mich. Mrs. Drugan will join her husband in Sault Sainte Marie, where the couple will make their home. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 9 Sep 1952, page 10 CALIFORNIA GUESTS Mr. and Mrs. Robert Westphal, San Jose, Calif., are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vinson Rice, 1603 W. 5th St. Mrs. Westphal is the former Miss Martha Drugan. Source: Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota, 6 May 1955, page 9 WHO'S NEW CLUB SEES EXHIBITS OF APPETIZERS Mrs. A.M. Gorgan of Northern States Power Co. demonstrated how to make appetizers for the Winona Who's New Club at the YWCA Tuesday evening. Mrs. William Mills, vice-president, reported on the new inter-club activities groups. Mrs. Joseph Gerlach, president, reminded members of the Dutch treat luncheon at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the YWCA. The door prize went to Mrs. William King. Newcomers introduced were Mmes. Robert Westphal, Vinson Rice, Kenneth Benjaminson, Kathy Roe, June Webster, Richard Strand and Betty McNally. Coffee and dessert were served. Source: Winona Republican Herald, Winona, Minnesota, 15 Nov 1961, page 18 M I S C E L L A N E O U S Mr. Schneider was a freind of David & Lena's (widower) who bought Martha an angel food cake for her birthday Source: Martha (Drugan) Westphal, 2004 M E D I C A L Brown Hair / Brown Eyes Height: 5'-5" Weight: 115 lbs. 2002: High Blood Pressure 2002: Type 2 Diabetes 2006: COPD 2008: Broken shoulder (fell while making bed) 2008: Pneumonia (death) D E A T H Passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson, CA Social Security Death Index Name: Martha Mae Westphal SSN: 477-16-5675 Last Residence: 95350 Modesto, Stanislaus, California, USA Born: 1 Jun 1923 Died: 28 May 2008 State issued: Minnesota (Before 1951) O B I T U A R Y MARTHA MAE WESTPHAL June 1, 1923 - May 28, 2008 Martha Mae (Drugan) Westphal, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a brief illness. She was 84. Martha was born in Winona, Minnesota to parents David and Lena Drugan, and graduated from Winona Senior High School and Winona Business College, Winona, MN. She was married September 18, 1943 to Robert Westphal and had two children, Robert Jr. and Daniel. During WWII, she was employed by the US Ration Board, and later served as school librarian and substitute school teacher at Alisal Elementary School, Pleasanton, CA. She moved to Modesto in 1977, and worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement from the family’s business, Valley Glass Co., Modesto. Martha dedicated her life to her family, and cherished family gatherings and holidays. She had a wonderful sense of humor, an always-present smile, and was always there for her family and friends. Her passion for rose gardening won her awards many times over. In her younger years, she was an avid baseball player, and a lifelong Minnesota Twins fan. Martha was predeceased by her parents, David and Lena (Hanson) Drugan, Winona, MN; siblings Bernice (William) Petrasek, Highlands, NJ; David (Margaret) Drugan, Winona, MN; Ruth (David) Gilpin, Springfield, IL; and Margaret (William) Mitchell, Quincy, IL. She is survived by her husband, Robert of Modesto, brothers John (LaVonne) Drugan, Warren, MI, and William (Jacqueline) Drugan, Greensboro, GA; sons Robert Jr. (Donna) Westphal, and Daniel (Kim) Westphal, both of Modesto; Granddaughter Kellie (Chris) Tindle and great-grandchildren Amaya and Joshua, Riverbank, CA; grandson Adam Westphal, USCG, Alameda, CA; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the caregivers who have helped care for mom over the past several months, including those at Evergreen Rehabilitation Center, Modesto, Doctor’s Medical Center, Modesto, and the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson. Private funeral services will be held Friday, 6-6-08, 10:30 a.m. at the Eaton Family Funeral Home, Modesto, CA. Burial will follow at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Gustine, CA. Online Memorial at: www.martha-westphal.memory-of.com MARTHA WESTPHAL Martha Westphal, June 1, 1923 to May 28, 2008 Age 84 of Modesto. Survived by her husband, Robert Westphal; sons, Rob & Dan Westphal; brothers, Jack & William Drugan; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services private. Eaton Family Funeral & Cremation Service in charge of arrangements. Source: Modesto Bee, Modesto, California, 3 Jun 2008 B U R I A L US Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Name: Martha Mae Westphal Birth Date: 1 Jun 1923 Death Date: 28 May 2008 Cemetery: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery Burial Place: Santa Nella Village, Merced County, California
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