Marta M. Smaga

Marta M. Smaga, nee Fridrihsons, of Slinger passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Hartford Care Center at the age of 86.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1921 in Polgrieze, Lithuania to Fricis and Marja (nee Brants) Fridrihsons, and was united in marriage to Johans "Harry" Smaga on Dec. 25, 1947 in Germany.

Marta enjoyed gardening, needlework, mushrooming and traveling to Latvia.

She loved to cook and bake and was famous for her "piragi."

Marta adored her grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Karlis (Margaret) Smaga of Hartford and Rasma (Russell) Pulvermacher of Menomonee Falls; her grandchildren, Brian (Rebecca) Smaga of Stevens Point, Kimberly Smaga of Hart-ford and Nicole Smaga of Oshkosh; her step-grandchildren, Paul (Diane) Pulvermacher of Hartford, Brian (Beth) Pulver-macher of Madison, Doug Pulver-macher of Wauwatosa and Emily (Joseph) Steiner of Wauwatosa; and step-great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends in the United States and Latvia.

Marta was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Arthurs Smaga

Memorial services for Marta will be held on Sunday, April, 13, at 3 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford.

Visitation at the funeral home will be Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m.