Martha Emma Wells, 95, passed away February 11, 2022 at Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo surrounded by family under the care of hospice. Martha was born August 20, 1926 in Enderlin, ND. She was raised in Alice and Casselton, ND. Martha was untied in marriage to Carl Otis Wells on February 12, 1945 in Saint Leo’s Catholic Church in Casselton, ND, and they made their home in Fargo, ND. She worked for the Fargo Public Schools and Kmart prior to retirement. Martha had a love for spending time in her flower gardens, baking, and cooking. She was a mother that led by example teaching her daughters love, independence, work ethic, honesty, faith, and the importance of family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. They brought her so much love and happiness. Martha’s love for God and her catholic faith was very important to her. She was a member of Saint Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church from 1946 until her death. Martha is survived by her daughters, Rosemary Grieger, Carla (Garnet) Wells, Connie (Steve) Green, Cathy (Dewey) Powers; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Otis, parents, Karl and Rosa (Sturtz) Mikula; brothers, Carl, Gustav, Emil, and Frances Mikula; and sisters, Ella Cramer-Hejl, Agnes Akason, Mary Schneider, and Alvina Sell. She spent the last years of her life at Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo where she received excellent care. The family would like to thank the staff at both Evergreens and Hospice for their genuine compassion and wonderful care given to Martha in her time with them. In lieu of memorials, please make contributions to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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  1. Cathy ,,,Your mom was a delightful lady. I so enjoyed visiting with her when you ,Dewey & your sister would play Bingo at VFW. I am sorry in the loss of your mom ,,grandma & great grandma.,,,🙏 Martha will be greatly missed,,❣

  2. Love the photo of Aunt Martha. That’s how I remember her always with a smile and dressed so bright and beautiful. I remember her as a loving mother to her daughters and family. She loved get togethers and loved to visit with people. Every time a saw her she would always ask me about my family. She was a loving, caring person and will be missed by many. Now is united with many of her family and friends in heaven. Love You

  3. Rosemary and all,

    I am so sorry to see of Martha’s passing. She was such of a sweet lady and always remember her and my mom were just a few weeks apart in age. She was such of a wonderful matriarch to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Kathy Cota

  4. Kathy, Dewey and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We are never prepared to loss our parents. Take care. Cheryl Pierce

  5. Cathy and family, sorry sorry to hear of your Mom passing. She was such a sweet lady. Always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She will be missed by many. Sincere condolences to you all.

  6. Dear Cathy and family,
    So sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. Treasure your memories of a very sweet lady who was the Busch Killas’ #1 fan! Love Martha’s photo…her twinkling eyes makes you wonder what she’s been up to 😀. Rest In Peace Mama Wells.

  7. That picture of Martha is so neat! So sorry of hearing about your mother passing..
    That was an interesting and fun neighborhood we all lived in. Lots of good memories.
    Martha was always fun to visit with. RIP.

    Wes and Vivian Dunford

  8. Carla my sympathy in the death of your mother
    She was a beautiful looking lady
    Prayers to comfort you and family
    Have been thinking of you since our conversation

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