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Several Martin obits

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 6:02PM GMT
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GRANDVIEW, Iowa -- William Martin, 93, Grandview, died Dec. 2, 2002, at the Washington County Hospital, Washington.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery, Muscatine.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Martin was born July 31, 1909, in Kewanee, Ill., the son of Thomas and Alice Woodward Martin. He was married to Margaret Cardwell for 20 years and to Betty Franklin for 41 years.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.

He was a truck driver for 50 years and the last 11 years he worked for Bell's Ready Mix, Columbus Junction. He retired from trucking in 1971. He also worked on the farm for Wayne Reed.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Martin of Grandview and Carol Richardson and her husband, Bob, of Letts; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Martin of North Liberty; and a sister, Elizabeth Keef of Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; two sons, Vernon and Carroll Martin; a daughter, Joyce Carpenter; a grandson, Larry Edwards; brothers, Harold, Tom, Cecil, Kenneth, John and Eugene Martin; and sisters, Myrtle, Alice, Vesta and Lorene.
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BENNETT, Iowa -- Donald F. Martin, 73, Bennett, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at VA Medical Center, Des Moines.

There will be no services or visitation. Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Martin was born on Aug. 31, 1928, in Streator, Ill., the son of William and Edna Baker Martin. He married Pearl Ragsdale in Blue Grass. She preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict.

He was a welder for Owens Corning Glass Co. and had worked at Oscar Mayer, 76 truckstop and I-80 Walcott.

He was a member of the Tipton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2537 and Tipton American Legion Post No. 729.

Survivors include two sisters, Helen Salz and her husband, Othmar, of Loftant, Ill. and Artel Kobusch of Ottawa, Ill.; and friends, Mary and Larry Erickson of Durant.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, William Martin.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa = Thomas L. Martin, 61, of Muscatine, died Thursday, December 27, 2001, at Genesis West Campus in Davenport.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Pallbearers will be Hal Staley, Charles Morrison, James Coder, Joe Gaeta, Barry Brauns, and George Taylor. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Thomas Martin Memorial Fund.

Mr. Martin was born on March 25, 1940, in Muscatine, the son of Estel Thomas and Ella Lavina Reeves Martin. He married Darlene Freese on June 29, 1958, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine.

He was a 1958 graduate of Muscatine High School.

He was a grain farmer all of his life and also raised quarter horses.

He attended the Zion Lutheran Church; he was a member of the Muscatine County Fair Board for 12 years, most recently serving as Vice President; he also served as Horse Superintendent of the Muscatine County Fair; for 17 years he was a 4-H Leader of the Muscatine Wranglers Horse and Pony Club; he was a honorary 4-H member 1996; he served as a horse judge; a member of Farm Bureau; and the Moose Lodge No. 388.

He enjoyed farming, horses, fishing, gambling and spending time with his many friends and most of all his family.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Martin of Muscatine; one son, Terry Martin and his wife, Carmen, of Muscatine; two daughters Deb LaRue and her husband, Gregg, of Muscatine, and Sandy Hagens and her husband, Scott, of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Elisa and Andrea LaRue, Kelsey and Megan Martin, and Ryan and Derek Hagens; two sisters, Effie McCleary of Muscatine, and Laura Williams and her husband, Harold, of Muscatine; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Lois M. Martin, 60, of 2320 Bidwell Road, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Unity Hospital.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Revs. Rob Lathrop and Peggy Nelson, her niece, will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers are P. J. Lewis, Dave Wilson, Scott Curry, Toby Isom, Kevin Williams, and Don Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Doug Reist, Rene Mainville, and Art Sensor.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Memorials may be made to the St. Mathias Catholic Church.

Mrs. Martin was born Sept. 6, 1940, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Albert and Edna Magorian Smith.

She was a member of the St. Mathias Catholic Church and the Women of the Moose.

She worked as a cook in the Muscatine High School cafeteria, as a bartender at the Golden Spike, and babysat in her home.

Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Curry and her husband, Scott, and Nancy Martin, all of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Toby Isom, Mikel Curry, Ashley Isom, Jena Curry, and Chance Isom; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Isom and Brittany Isom; a brother, Don Smith of Agency; and a sister, JoAnn Mainville of Ludlow, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Lucille M. Martin, 66, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Tim Leathers will officiate. Private family burial will be at a later date at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established at the funeral home.

Mrs. Martin was born on Oct. 30, 1936, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of Paul R. and Florence M. Faulkner Brink. She married Kenneth L. Martin on Jan. 4, 1957, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2003.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Paul L. Martin and his wife, Debbie, of Muscatine; three daughters, Vickie J. Gray and her husband, Bryan, of Bethany, Mo., Marian K. Lee and her husband, Mark, of Muscatine, and Sharon M. Murry and her husband, Garth, of Columbus Junction; seven grandchildren, Jason Lee, Reannon Edgar and her husband, Matt, Matt Lee, Scott Gray, Kimberly Gray, Kyle Martin and Erik Murry; and two great-grandchildren, Michaelyn Shoultz and Tiernen Edgar; a brother, Robert E. Brink and his wife, Betty, of Muscatine; two sisters, Billie Jean Poor and her husband, John, of Arizona and Diane K. Wood of Aurora, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Arnold Herman Martin, 83, Muscatine, formerly of Tipton, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Muscatine Care Center.

Graveside services are Tuesday at Masonic Cemetery, Tipton, with military rites. Pallbearers are Clayton Reed, Eric Reed, Tim Hopkins, Robert Nichols and Dick Boyd.

There will be no visitation. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Martin was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Clarence, the son of Herman and Clara Lett Martin.

He graduated from Tipton High School in 1937.

He was a veteran of and Sergeant in the U.S. Airforce during World War II in the 29th Bomber Squadron and participated in the battle of the Galapagos Island.

He was a lifetime farmer in the Tipton area and raised purebred Duroc hogs and sold the boars throughout the United States.

Survivors include a niece, Muchelle Reed and husband Clayton of Muscatine; a great-niece, Monica Hopkins and husband Tim and of Muscatine; a great-nephew, Eric Reed of Lawrence, Kan.; and a great-great-niece, Emma Reed of Prior Lake, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Elmer Martin.
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CARROLLTON, Texas -- Rhona Martin, 83, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

Services were held May 29 at the Atria, Carrollton.

Mrs. Martin was born Oct. 20, 1920, in St. Martinville, La., the daughter of Willis J. and Ceceilia Beslin Fournet. She married Archie Wayne Martin of Oto Nov. 21, 1942.

She was a wonderful wife and mother. She and her husband raised their three daughters in the Muscatine area.

She began studying antiques in the 1950s and became so knowledgeable that other people in the Muscatine area would call her for advice and consultation on various pieces.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Diane Oliver, Gloria Ellis and Michelle Seaba; grandchildren, Debbie McCartney and husband, Jim, and their son J. Michael, Jack Ellis and wife, Stefani, and JJ and Katelyn Seaba; a brother, Jack Fournet; and two sisters, Joyce Buck and Bonnie Gory.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Kenneth Leroy Martin, 70, Muscatine, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at his home.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Tim Leathers will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation is noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established at the funeral home.

Mr. Martin was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Muscatine, the son of Clifford M. and Leona Burzzel Martin. He married Lucille M. Brink Jan. 4, 1957, in Muscatine.

He retired from the shipping department of Thatchers after 42 years of employment.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting sports cards. Mostly, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Paul L. Martin and wife Debbie of Muscatine; three daughters, Vickie J. Gray and husband Bryan of Bethany, Mo., Marian K. Lee and husband Mark of Muscatine and Sharon M. Murry and husband Garth of Columbus Junction; two brothers, Clifford A. Martin and Douglas C. Martin, both of Muscatine; a sister, Lois J. Calloway and husband Howard of Garden Grove, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Jason Lee, Reannon Edgar and husband Matt, Matt Lee, Scott Gray, Kimberly Gray, Kyle Martin and Erik Murry; and two great-grandchildren, Michaelyn Shoultz and Tiernen Edgar.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Robert B. Martin, 68, Davenport, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center West Campus, Davenport, after a courageous battle and extended illness.

Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Bob Martin Memorial Fund.

Mr. Martin was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Grand Mound, the son of Melvin and Esther McManus Martin. He married Ardith 'Ardy' Espe in 1962.

He graduated from Grand Mound High School and attended Barber College and graduated from Bussell's School of Beauty, Davenport. He also served in the National Guard.

He was former owner of Ardy & Bob's Hairstyling Salon and Phase III Hair Designers, Davenport, as well as Designers III, Muscatine.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Quad City Bass Club. He always enjoyed the special times fishing and hunting with his boys.

Survivors include a son, Tony Martin and wife Shelly of Davenport; three sisters, Collette Conroy of Grand Mound, Dolores 'Sissy' Carleton of Davenport and Esther 'Essie' Flemang and husband Marvin of Grand Mound; and two brothers, Bill Martin of Calamus and Don Martin of Holiday, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Troy B. Martin on Nov. 22, 2005.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Esther Ruth Martin, 93, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Dr. Kenneth Frans will officiate. Pallbearers will be Cecil Calvert, Charles Calvert, Maynard Calvert, Bernie Benninger, Robert Gallagher and Arnold Pulliam. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 on Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Martin was born on March 7, 1908 in Muscatine; the daughter of William and Katherine Maurer Benninger. She married Warren Martin on September 4, 1938, in Muscatine.

She was a member of Mulford Evangelical Free Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

She retired from the McKee Button Company.

Survivors include her husband, Warren Martin of Muscatine; and several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
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MESA, Ariz.-- Violet Martin, 89, died Friday, July 11, 2003, in Mesa.

Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Frankford, Mo., the daughter of Lucy Geist and Daniel Watson Strother.

She graduated from Hannibal-La Grange College, Hannibal, Mo., and Drake University.

She taught fourth grade at Grant School, Muscatine, for 12 years and also taught for two years in Wilton. Her husband, Cecil, was director of communications for Eastern Iowa Light and Power, Wilton.

She and her husband moved to Arizona in 1985 and continued to enjoy relationships with friends in the Muscatine area who visited there.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Martin of San Francisco, Calif., and Mark Martin and his wife, Marcia, of Bettendorf; two grandchildren, Michael Martin and his wife, Shawna, of Muscatine and Merissa Martin of Burke, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Courtney Martin of Muscatine; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five sisters, and two brothers.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Helen Martin Howard, 95, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Muscatine Care Center.

Services are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street, Muscatine, Iowa.
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TIPTON, Iowa -- Lillian Etolene Straub Martin Keffer, 96, 1200 Mulberry St., Tipton, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. The Rev. DeLane Wright will officiate. Pallbearers are Dennis Petersen, Mark Petersen, Terry Martin, Shane Martin, Carl 'Boone' Martin and Ronald Martin. Burial will be at Tipton Masonic Cemetery, Tipton.

Visitation is one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Manor Nursing Home, Tipton.

Mrs. Keffer was born on Aug. 30, 1905, in Tipton, the daughter of the Rev. A. W. and Lettie Jane Whitmer Straub. She married Albert F. Martin on June 3, 1925, in Tipton. He preceded her in death. She later married Don Keffer.

She graduated from Tipton High School in 1925 and attended Tipton Junior College.

She was a nurses aid at Oakdale Hospital, retiring March 1, 1974.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tipton, D.A.R. and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 695 of Iowa City.

Survivors include two sons, Carl 'Boone' Martin and his wife, June, of Iowa City and Ronald Martin and his wife, Dixie, of Tipton; a daughter-in-law, Alice Martin of Iowa City; two sons-in-law, Dewey Petersen of Coralville and Robert Rickard of Tipton; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Albert; a son, Lavelle F. Martin; two daughters, Betty Rickard and Lorraine Petersen; a grandson, Kerry Martin; a granddaughter, Mayanna Sue Martin; a brother, Elmer E. Straub; and four sisters, Florence Nabholz, Vella Wayland, Elva Jordan and Mary Straub.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Helen Marie Metz, 84, of 2807 Cedar St., died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at Bickford Cottage where she had been residing.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser St. The Rev. Cathy Whitlatch will officiate.

Visitation is one-half hour prior services Tuesday, May 25, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine County Humane Society.

Mrs. Metz was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Muscatine, the oldest daughter of Raymond F. and Ethel P. Holliday Martin. She married Edmond D. Metz Feb. 28, 1947, in Muscatine.

She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1938.

She served in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE for 2 1/2 years, during World War II. Her training was at Hunter College, New York, and she was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Ottumwa.

She was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, belonging for more than 50 years. She was also a member of Columbus Junction United Methodist Church.

She worked at the HON Company for 15 years, and then retired to be a housewife.

She loved all animals, especially Chihuahuas. She enjoyed walking, exercise classes and collecting Hummel's and Beanie Babies.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Lyndon Fisher of Richmond, Va.; a niece, Debby Jean Fuller and husband David of Midlothian, Va.; nephews, Lyndon Michael Fisher and Randy M. Fisher, both of Mechanicsville, Va., and David L. Metz of Muscatine; a great-niece, Kasey Ray Perry; great great-nephews, Mathew D. Groves and Douglas C. Mayo, both of Chesterfield, Va.; and Sylvia Chatterton-Blaesing of Muscatine, considered as an 'adopted daughter'.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Raymond George Martin; a sister, Jean Martin Fisher; and her husband.
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CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Ruby Schmitt, 90, a resident of Lantern Park Rehab and Care Center, Coralville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, after a long illness.

There will be no services. The Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to St Paul's United Methodist Church, Iowa City Hospice or Lantern Park Rehab and Care Center.

Mrs. Schmitt was born on March 26, 1912, near Sweetland Center, Muscatine County, the daughter of Joseph Selden and Lois Rachael Darting Martin. She married Vernon J. Schmitt on April 11, 1931, in Aledo, Ill. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1968.

After graduating from Muscatine High School in 1929, she was employed by Norman Baker Enterprises in Muscatine. Her family later moved to Davenport where she worked at Geifman's Grocery for more than 10 years. They then moved to Tipton and farmed with her parents. In 1953, they moved to Wisconsin and farmed. In 1958, they moved to Evansville, Wis. and worked for Baker Manufacturing Co. In 1966, they moved back to Iowa, farming the land of Earnest Gaul west of Tipton. After her husband died, she moved into an apartment in Sheet's Funeral Home where she answered the phones and took the city's weekend emergency calls until 1970. She moved back to Davenport and was employed by Crescent Baking Co., retiring in 1980. In 1983, she moved back to Wisconsin and returned to Tipton in September 2000.
After illness and hospitalization in January and February of 2001, she moved into the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center, Coralville.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport.

Survivors include five sisters, Mary Hagens of Muscatine, Lucille Meiresonne of Wilmette, Ill., Josephine Rostenbach and husband Wayne of Bettendorf, Vera Dayle Martin and husband Don of Coralville and Audrey Ann Jean of Buena Park, Calif.; two brothers, Harry Martin and wife Alta of Murphy, N.C. and William Martin and wife Elaine of Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Audrey Martin of Tipton; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Farnum of Beloit, Wis.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Ronald and Duane; a great-grandson, Lucas Schuett; two sisters, Ruth Martin and Olive Alberhasky; a brother, Walter 'Bud' Martin; and her parents.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mike Martin Sr., 84, Muscatine, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Unity Hospital.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory, 114 W. Fourth St. Casket bearers are Brett Windman, Shane Martin, Shaun Martin, Tyler Martin, Anthony Bendele and James Bendele. Honorary casket bearers are Madisyn and Megan Martin, Mike Kline and John O'Connell. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park with military rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1565 and American Legion Post 27.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Humane Society, 920 S. Houser St., Muscatine, IA 52761.

Mr. Martin was born Sept. 23, 1921, in Muscatine, the son of Frank C. and Mattie Marie Brown Martin. He married Viola Creamer in 1941. They later divorced. He married Loretta Armstrong on June 27, 1956, in Kahoka, Mo.

He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe as part of Company H of the 414th Infantry Regiment. He earned the rank of sergeant and was a squad leader. Some of his citations and decorations included the Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the EAMET Ribbon.

He had served as a police officer for the City of Muscatine for eight years and as a deputy sheriff under Sheriff Charles Anson for 10 years. He managed the Trailways Bus Depot, was a supervisor at H.J. Heinz Co. and retired as a security guard for Oscar Mayer in 1983, after 14 years of service.

He was a member of American Legion Post 27 and a past member of the Moose.

He enjoyed hunting and loved working around the home and in the yard. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta; six sons, Mike Jr. and wife Marge of South Sioux City, Neb., Thomas A. Martin of Santa Maria, Calif., Jerry S. Martin and wife Connie of Illinois City, Ill., Steven P. Martin and wife Denise of Naperville, Ill., and Alan P. Martin and Jeffrey W. Martin, both of Muscatine; two daughters, Cheryl Bendele and husband Paul of Santa Maria and Patricia A. Kline and husband Mike of Lone Tree; two sisters, Elaine Diller of Muscatine and Gloria Nietzel of Idaho; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David; and an infant daughter, Linda Lou Martin.
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DURANT, Iowa -- Arthur James Martin Jr., Durant, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at his home.

The Rev. Jack Gallager will officiate the services. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Bev Reuter, and vocalist, Henry Bentley. Casket bearers are Mike Burkey, Dennis Dittmer, Geoff Huston, Dick Miles, Keith Baxter and Jeff Albery. Honorary casket bearers are Lynne Benton, Chip Paul, Don Dickey, Mark Regennitter, Ken and Joyce Lage and Dora Abingdon. Burial will be at the Durant Cemetery, Durant.

Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Humane Society.

Mr. Martin was born in Chicago, Ill., the son of Arthur and Annette Jurcak Martin Sr.

He graduated from St. Rita's High School, Chicago, and the Chicago Teachers College with a degree in education.

He owned and operated Martin Auction Co., Durant, retiring in June 2004.

He loved socializing with his friends, NASCAR and riding his Harley. He was politically active in the Democratic Party and was an animal rights and environmental activist.

Survivors include a daughter, Corinne M. Willman and husband Keith of Oak Forest, Ill.; two sons, Arthur J. Martin III of Downers Grove, Ill., and Lawrence J. Martin of Chicago; two grandsons, Brandon Willman and Preston Willman; a brother, Roger Martin of Minneapolis, Minn.; special friend and significant other, Sharon Braet and her son, Marshall, of Durant; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Martin; and a brother, Dennis Martin.
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PEORIA, Arizona -- Alta Delight Sterner Martin, 77, Peoria, formerly of Tipton, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at her home after a battle with colon cancer.

Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Rochester Cemetery, Rochester.

Visitation is 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. A memorial has been established.

Mrs. Martin was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Rochester, the daughter of Van Orren and Beulah Delight Howe Sterner. She married Harry Lee Martin May 30, 1947. He preceded her in death Sept. 11, 2003.

She worked for the FBI in Chicago during World War II.

She was a proponent of naturalization of Rochester Cemetery, Rochester.

She was the first female private pilot to fly solo in Muscatine County in 1966. She was commemorated in the University of Iowa Women's Archives.

She traveled the domestic U.S. in her retirement.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Martin McConnell of Iowa City and Pamela Martin Gay and husband, Robert, of Atlanta, Ga.; three sons, Joseph Van Martin and wife, Claire, of Peoria, Michael Allen Martin and wife, Roberta, of Dubuque and Gary Lee Martin and wife, Loretta, of Phoenix; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Sterner of Mount Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Dale Sterner, Lee Sterner and Warren Sterner; and a sister, Edna Sterner Piontkowski.
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LETTS, Iowa - Carroll I. Martin, 86, Letts, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City.

The Rev. Betsey Neipert will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Mike Ficcola, Duane Ruckles, Chad Ficcola, Larry Martin, Jimmy Curtis and Kerry Neipert. Honorary casket bearers are Martin Barnhart, Robert Neipert, Randy Neipert and James Curtis Sr. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine.

Memorials may be left to the family in care of James Martin.
Mr. Martin was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Mercer County, Ill., the son of William Thomas and Effie Taylor Martin. He first married Viola "Tootie" Lewis Feb. 4, 1939. She preceded him in death in 1981. He later married Donna Gravert Neipert Jan. 22, 1987.

He had farmed his whole life.

He bowled for many years in the Muscatine Men's Bowling Association and was member of the Moose Lodge No. 388.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Martin of Letts; a son, James C. Martin and wife Marilyn of Letts; three granddaughters, Tammy Martin and husband Jeff Bringenberg of Portland, Ore., Jackie Ficcola and husband Mike of Grimes, Leanna Richardson and husband Larry of Letts; six great-grandchildren, Amy Ficcola, Chad Ficcola, Jamie Barnhart, Martin Barnhart, Henry Bringenberg and Walter Bringenberg; a great-great granddaughter, KaZay'a Spears; three stepsons, Robert Neipert and wife Nancy of Round Rock, Texas, Kerry Neipert of Fairport and Randy Neipert and wife Jeannie of Muscatine; six stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Ellen Martin and husband Bill of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Viola; four brothers; and five sisters.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Pearl Martin, 89, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Lutheran Homes.

The Rev. Wade Duroe will officiate the services. Bethany Kiser will be the organist.

Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park.

Memorials may be left to the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be left to the Martin family at:

Mrs. Martin was born Oct. 25, 1915, in Moscow, Iowa, the daughter of Harry Way and Jennie Pearl Catterson Atkins, Sr.

She married Harold Martin Oct. 2, 1934, in Davenport.

She was most recently a homemaker but had provided child care for many years.

She taught Sunday School for 48 years and was active with Mission Aide.

She loved to make quilts and to share her creations with others. She

cherished Christmas and made it special for everyone she knew.

Survivors include three sons, Harry and his wife Claudette of Moscow, H.

Frank and his wife Claire of Muscatine and Eugene and his wife Betty of

Pinkard, Ala.; one daughter Jennie Wilson and her husband Vernon, Sr. of

Muscatine; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 10

great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry Way Atkins, Jr. of

Cottonwood, Ariz.; one sister Martha Emmert of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and many

nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2002; daughter

and son-in-law Martha and Mike Hute in 1966 and two brothers, Paul and Larry.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - William Henry Martin, 97, of Muscatine, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at the Muscatine Care Center.

Casketbearers will be Kevin Martin, Ronald Martin Jr., Richard W. Martin, Steve Martin, Jacob Miller and Mike Miller. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Community Room.

A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home for the Muscatine Care Center. Mr. Martin was born July 9, 1911, in Sheldon, the son of Gottlieb and Pauline (Schmidt) Martin. He married Ellen Martin on Nov. 5, 1932, in Rock Island, Ill.

He worked in the tool and die trade. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, polkas and crafts.

He will be deeply missed by his sons, Ronald W. Martin and his wife, Jeanette, of Eliza, Ill., and Sharon L. Martin and wife, Betsy, of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Susan Miller and husband, Mike, Steve Martin, Kevin Martin and wife, Kathy, Ronald Martin Jr. and wife, Rita, and Terry Martin; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2006; a grandson, Curtis Martin; four brothers; and two sisters.
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CAMDENTON, Missouri - Maurice A. Martin, 88, of Camdenton, Missouri, formerly of Moscow, Iowa, died on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Serving as casket bearers will be Mark Heinrich, Aaron Heinrich, Matthew Martin, Dan Tyler, Brian Walters, Eric Huntsman and James Meehan.Interment will take place at the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, Iowa.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Friends of South Bethel Church in his memory.

Maurice was born on March 7, 1921, to James and Gladys Sterett Martin in Atalissa, Iowa. He married Marjorie L. Dickinson on May 18, 1943, at the Burr Oak Grove Family Farm in Cedar County.

He graduated from Atalissa High School.

He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He farmed until 1966 in Cedar County. He then founded, owned and operated The Cove Restaurant in Moscow, with his sister and brother-in-law, Les and Elaine Bland, and his cousins, Richard and Barbara Sterett. He retired in 1978 and moved to Camdenton.

He was a member of the Golden Rule Masonic Lodge No. 24 AF & AM, Rochester, Iowa, where he was a former Master. He was baptized and came to know the Lord at South Bethel United Methodist Church in rural Tipton, where he was a member from 1946 to 1986. He then joined the Camdenton United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Marjorie Martin of Camdenton, Missouri; daughters, Cheryl Heinrich and husband, Michael, of Camdenton, and Mary Ziegenhorn and husband, Craig, of Kansas City, Missouri; one son, Gary Martin and wife, Linda, of Scottsdale, Arizona; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Bland of Durant, and Dana Bland and husband, Willard, of Urbandale, Iowa; and two brothers, Ronald Martin and wife, Doris, of Davenport and Jack Martin and wife, Goldie, of Durant.

He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Ross Martin, and a sister, Yvonne Martin.
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Jane Marie Martin, 57, 719 18th Ave., Coralville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at her home.

Chaplain Mary Johnston will officiate. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City.

Memorials may be made to Goodwill Industries, Johnson County ARC or Iowa City Hospice.

Miss Martin was born Nov. 11, 1948, in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Donald M. and Vera Dayle Martin Martin.

She and her family lived in Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Grove, many years in North Liberty and in Coralville since 1984. She attended North Liberty Public School from 1956-57.

She was one of the first students at 'Nelson School' special education classes, initiated in 1959 by the Johnson County Association of Retarded Citizens (now The ARC), who led the struggle for an education for all children in this area. For more than 35 years, she was employed by Goodwill Industries of Iowa City, first starting in 1966 in the old downtown Montgomery Wards building, and later after the new plant was opened on First Avenue.

In 1992, she joined the staff at the Coralville store until her retirement Dec. 31, 2001, due to failing health. Goodwill was more than a job; it was her family and home away from home. She loved the environment, the people who worked with her and guided her.

Everyone there knew of her strong work ethic and what pride she took in the important tasks she did every day. She was recognized on numerous occasions for her work and attitude, including receiving the Second Annual Goodwill Worker of the Year in 1967, Goodwill Work Adjustment Trainee in 1978, Goodwill Achiever of the year in 1996 and was honored by the Johnson County Committee on the Handicapped in 1976. She was proud of these honors as were those that loved and cared for her.

She was a member of the former North Bend Church of God and later the former New Beginning Church of God, North Liberty.

Survivors include her parents, Don and Dayle Martin of Coralville; a sister, Gaye L. Janssen and husband Rick of Hampton; a brother, Danny L. Martin and wife Deb of Muscatine; three nephews, Jeremy Martin, Ryan Martin and Todd Janssen; two nieces, Sonya Martin Garrett and Stephanie Janssen; great-nephews, Tristen and Zander Garrett; and a great-niece Elliana Brynn Garrett.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lois and Joe Martin; paternal grandparents, Lorena and Erza Martin; two aunts, Olive Alberhasky and Ruby Schmidt; two uncles, Walter 'Bud' Martin and Harry Martin; and special cousins, Randy and Linda Hudson.
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Janet La Von Cooney Martin, 70, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at the Muscatine Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Muscatine Care Center, 2002 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761 or Genesis Hospice at Genesis Health Services Foundation, 1227 E. Rusholme St., Davenport, IA 52803.

Mrs. Martin was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Sidney and Mildred Seal Cooney.

She was a graduate of Muscatine High School.

She enjoyed playing cards and was a huge fan of the Statler Brothers. She loved going on road trips with her buddy, Pat.

Survivors include a son, Sidney Martin and wife Lori of Muscatine; two daughters, Trina Curtis and husband Jim and Lori Buster and husband Kevin, all of Muscatine; two granddaughters, Janelle Wendt and husband Travis and Sara Martin, all of Muscatine; two great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Carson Wendt; two brothers, Marvin Cooney of Muscatine and Darrel Cooney of Moline, Ill.; a sister, Marilyn Reese of Davenport; and a dear friend, Pat Bean.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dale; and two brothers, Frank and Keith.
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Herman Martin, 79, Muscatine, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Unity Hospital. Services are pending at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Lone Tree.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mitchell Dale Martin, 36, died suddenly, Sunday, April 3, 2005, at the Unity Hospital in Muscatine.

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Walnut Street. The Reverend Father Bartholomew Ryan will officiate the services. Honorary bearers will be Mike Klebe, Eldon Ballenger Jr., Juan Hernandez, Bobby Koepping, Eric Genung, Rollo Castillo, and Jimmy Watkins. Casket bearers will be Jeff Noll, Mike Stalkfleet, Andy Peine, Bill Brockert, Keith Wetzel, and Bert Green. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Jessica Casstevens-Martin.

Mitch was born on March 21, 1969, in Muscatine, the son of Larry and Sue Jackson Martin. He married Jessica Casstevens on July 27, 1996, in Muscatine.

He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1987.

He was formerly employed by the City of Muscatine, and currently was co-owner and operator of the Tan Shack.

Mitch was an avid sports fan, a true blue Dodger fan and always a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan. He loved to play the game or coach his boys, Taylor and Eli. He loved to fish, spend time on the river, hunt for mushrooms or walk a patch looking for pheasant. He was a wonderful father and a loyal friend to many. He will be greatly missed by the many whose lives he touched.

Mitch leaves behind his wife, Jessica Casstevens-Martin of Muscatine; his two sons, Taylor and Eli, also of Muscatine; his parents, Larry and Sue Martin of Muscatine; two sisters, Marla Conger and husband, Donald, of Muscatine, and Shari Davis and husband, Tony, of Packwood; his grandmother, June Martin of Muscatine; nephews, Dustin Conger and Trevor Davis; nieces, Laci Conger, Tori Davis and Macy Casstevens; and numerous other family members.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Helen and Murray Jackson, his paternal grandfather, Dale Martin; and his beloved dog, Bud.
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COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa -- Norma E. Martin, 88, rural Columbus Junction, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her country home.

The Rev. David Seelye will officiate the services. Burial will be at Indian Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 3, 1916, in Woodson County, Kansas, the daughter of Emmons M. and Iris M. Stephens Murphy. She married Lyle W. Martin Sept. 1, 1938, in Iola, Kansas.

She went to country school until the eighth grade and graduated from high school. She then taught at the country school for a few years after graduation.

She and her husband farmed in Iola for several years. On March 1, 1943, they rented an immigrant car and moved their belongings to a farm west of Conesville. They moved to their present day farm located along Indian Creek, southeast of Columbus Junction, in the spring of 1963. She was a beloved homemaker and farm wife all her life.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Stephen L. Martin and Phil Martin and wife, Beth, all of Columbus Junction; three grandchildren, Rory, Caroline and Charlotte Martin; several nephews; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl and Louis Murphy; two sisters, Belva and Ava; and one daughter in infancy.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Warren H. 'Skinner' Martin, 96, of Muscatine, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at home.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street. Reverend Clark Pantel of Mulford Evangelical Free Church will officiate. Casket bearers will be Cecil M. Calvert, Maynard Calvert, Jeffery Lyon, Robert L. Gallagher, Robert W. Berry, and George F. Stulz. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mulford Evangelical Free Church.
Warren was born on November 18, 1909, in Columbia, Missouri, the son of Harry O. and Vinnie M. Woodruff Martin. He married Esther Benninger on September 4, 1938, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2001.
He was a US Army veteran serving during World War II.
He was a member of the Mulford Evangelical Free Church, Iowa Lodge No. 2 AF & AM, American Legion Post 27, and the Moose Lodge No. 388.
He owned and operated Martin and Berry Insurance Company before his retirement in 1980.
He enjoyed being with his extended family, Cecil and Maxine Calvert, and their children.
Survivors include a nephew, William Martin of Banning, California; and a niece, Betty Worthington of Reedley, California.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother, Lawrence, and one sister, Faith.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Beverly Martin, 77, of Muscatine, died Friday, November 10, 2006, at Unity Hospital.
Private memorial service will be at a later date. Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly was born on August 29, 1929, in Fruitland, the daughter of Gary and Alma Anderson Reed. She first married William Peters and later married John Porter. They both preceded her in death.
Beverly worked for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as a surgical nurse. She also worked at Owens Brush and Sheller Globe in Iowa City.
She was a former member of the Moose Lodge, the Eagles Lodge and the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, darts and doing crossword puzzles.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Peters and wife Becky of Muscatine and Ron Porter and wife Rita of Muscatine; one daughter, Gina Radley and husband Bob of Conesville; seven grandchildren, Stacy Pearce, Kara O'Donnell, Justin Porter, Allison Morgan, Shannon Wolfe, Amanda Brown and Sasha Monthei; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Roberta Garrett and husband Ted of Columbus Junction.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, one brother, Eugene Reed, one sister, Geraldine Finke, and her dog Jenny.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Ellen Martin, 92, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at Unity Hospital.

The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

Mrs. Martin was born Feb. 8, 1914, in Rock Island County, Ill., the daughter of William and Effie Taylor Martin. She married William H. Martin on Nov. 5, 1932, in Rock Island, Ill.

She worked as a nurse's aide at Lutheran Homes and Riverbend Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ronald W. Martin and wife Jeanette of Eliza, Ill. and Sharon L. Martin and wife Betsy of Muscatine; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson; five sisters; and five brothers.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa — William Henry Martin, 97, of Muscatine, passed away Friday, December 5, 2008, at the Muscatine Care Center.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Casketbearers will be Kevin Martin, Ronald Martin Jr., Richard W. Martin, Steve Martin, Jacob Miller and Mike Miller. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Community Room.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time, on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, funeral home. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home for the Muscatine Care Center.

William was born July 9, 1911, in Sheldon, the son of Gottlieb and Pauline Schmidt Martin. He married Ellen Martin on November 5, 1932, in Rock Island, Illinois. She preceded him in death in 2006.

He worked in the tool and die trade.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, polkas and crafts.

He will be deeply missed by his sons, Ronald W. Martin and his wife, Jeanette, of Eliza, Illinois, and Sharon L. Martin and wife, Betsy, of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Susan Miller and husband, Mike, Steve Martin, Kevin Martin and wife, Kathy, Ronald Martin Jr. and wife, Rita, and Terry Martin; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Curtis Martin; four brothers; and two sisters.
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WILTON, Iowa — Lily May Martin, infant daughter of Tiffany Carpenter and Maynard Martin, died at birth Monday, November 10, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

Private family interment will be held at Melpine Cemetery, rural Muscatine.

Lily is survived by her parents of Wilton; her grandparents, Mel and Mary Carpenter of Wilton, Charles and Amy Martin of Illinois City, Illinois, and Tommy and September Grover of Paducah, Kentucky; her great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
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CAROLLTON, Texas — Archie W. Martin, 89, died Sunday, October 19, 2008, at Atria Assisted Living, in Carollton, Texas.

Archie was born May 20, 1919, in Otto, Iowa, the son of Lloyd and Beatrice Moss Martin. He married Rhona M Fournet on November 22, 1942. She preceded him in death.

He lived in Muscatine from 1946-80. He built his home in Muscatine single handed and taught at Muscatine High School for 34 years. He moved to Thomasville, Georgia, where he lived for 22 years. He golfed every day of his life while living in Georgia on Glen Arven tour course.

He retired from the Army Reserves a lieutenant colonel.

He was much adored by his daughters, who survive him, Diane Oliver of Carrollton, Texas, Gloria Ellis of Portland, Oregon, and Michelle Seaba of Iowa City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his wife.
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ALEDO, Illinois — M. Jean Martin, 76 of Aledo, Illinois died on Friday, August 15, 2008, at the Mercer County Hospital in Aledo.

Funeral Service will be 10 am on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery.
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LONE TREE, Iowa — Bueford “Jack” Martin, 74, of Lone Tree, died Thursday, August 13, 2009, following a sudden illness.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2009, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Lone Tree. Loren Yoder and the Reverend Susan M. Barnes will officiate the services. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery, with military rites by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. Following the committal services at the cemetery, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2009, at the funeral home, with a 7 p.m. Masonic service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Lone Tree Fire and Rescue in memory of Jack.

Bueford Dean Martin was born on February 17, 1935 in Iowa City, the son of John and Merle Schweffler Martin.

He graduated from Iowa State University with his bachelors in Agronomy.

He served with the United States Marines from 1957–1959.

He married Virginia Wohlhueter in Donnellson, on August 10, 1963.

He was a farmer in the Lone Tree area his entire life.

He was a member of the Abner Masonic Lodge of Lone Tree, Davenport Consistory, KAABA Shrine Temple of Davenport, the Camel Wheel Shrine Club of Iowa City, and the Jessamine Order of the Eastern Star, served as a Grand Sentinel for the State of Iowa.

Jack enjoyed working, playing cards, singing, traveling with the Shrine Club, his afternoon breaks at Moco with his wife, and visiting with friends.

Jack will be deeply missed by his wife, Virginia Martin of Lone Tree, and many friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Herman Martin.
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COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa - Lyle W. Martin, 99, of rural Columbus Junction, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

The Rev. Ron Whitlatch of Columbus Junction United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Pleasant Grove Community Church.

Mr. Martin was born July 13, 1908, in Kildare, Okla., the son of Hugh and Alta (Wiley) Martin.

He married Norma E. Murphy Sept. 1, 1938, in Iola, Kan. They farmed there together for several years. She died in 2005.

On March 1, 1943, they rented an immigrant car and moved their belongings to a farm west of Conesville. They moved to their present day farm along Indian Creek southeast of Columbus Junction in the spring of 1963.

He was a member of the Farm Bureau and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching wrestling on television.

He will be dearly missed by his two sons, Stephen L. Martin and Phil Martin and his his wife, Beth, all of Columbus Junction; three grandchildren, Rory, Caroline and Charlotte Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter in infancy; a brother, Glen Martin; and two sisters, Hope McColough and Faye Morris.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Russell W. Martin, 38, Muscatine, died Monday, April 2, 2007, in an automobile accident in Louisa County.

Casket bearers are Doug Martin, David Gatzke, Steve Kammerer, Jake Zoller, David Zoller and Dean Arp. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. After the services, a time of food and fellowship will be held in the Community Room at the funeral home.

A memorial has been established at the funeral home.

Mr. Martin was born Dec. 18, 1968, the son of Walter and Nancy (Townsend) Martin.

He was employed in the Sporting Goods Department at Wal-Mart. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his children.

Survivors include four children, Cody Russell Martin, Mandy Kay Martin, Jacob Robert Smith and Russell Carl Martin, all of Wilton; his father, Walter Martin of Muscatine; and a sister, Lori Conklin and husband Roger of Atalissa.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Craig Allen Martin in infancy.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary Ann Martin, 74, of Muscatine, died Monday, December 18, 2006, at her home.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 22, 2006, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Betsy Lee of the Trinity Episcopal Church will officiate the service. Casket bearers will be Doug Martin, Rusty Martin, Bryan Reynolds, Joe Miller, Lester Diehl, and Gregg LaRue. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2006, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Doug Martin.
Mary was born on August 20, 1932, in Fruitland, the daughter of Russell and Beulah Neipert Martin. She married Robert W. Martin on May 16, 1953, in Rock Island, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1983.
She had worked for J & K Button Company for 30 years, retiring in 1997.
She was a member of the Eagles.
Mary enjoyed bingo and watching her grandchildren's ball games.
Survivors include her daughter, Jan Reeves and fiance, Dean Arp, of Muscatine; one son, Doug Martin and wife, Janie, of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Mindy Reynolds, Bryan Reynolds, Susan Martin, Sarah Martin and Jayson Eagle; one step-granddaughter, Shea Eitman; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Martin of Muscatine and Wayne Martin of Muscatine; and one step-sister, Helen Moore of Topeka, Kansas.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one step-sister, Lorraine Diehl.
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BENNETT, Iowa -- Eleanor Elizabeth Martin, 91, Bennett, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center - West Campus, Davenport, after complications of a stroke.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Peace Church of Christ United, Bennett. The Rev. Janet Shotwell will officiate. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery, Tipton.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. A memorial has been established.

Mrs. Martin was born April 2, 1913, in Bennett, the daughter of George F. and Mabel Ford Blair. She married Havey Elmo Martin on March 12, 1940, at the Methodist Church in Bennett. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1952.

She graduated from Bennett High School in 1933.

She was a homemaker, waitress and cook.

She was a member of Peace Church of Christ United, Bennett.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Wiggins of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sons, George Martin and wife, Kathleen, of Indianola; grandchildren, Nicole Zahn and husband, Dan, Tricia Martin and Erin Martin; a stepsister, Virginia Heinze of Marengo; and a stepbrother, Eugene Potter and wife, Gerry, of Royal Oak, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son-in-law, James D. Wiggins on July 7, 2001; and a sister, Grace Johnston.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Clifford 'Bullet' Loyd Martin, 47, Muscatine, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, after an extended illness.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Blake, Tim and Cecil Martin, Bill Brokaw, Troy Newton and Kenny Nesbit.

Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. A memorial has been established for the family.

Mr. Martin was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Troup, Texas, the son of Clifford and Jeanette Martin. He married Ruby Loving May 28, 1992, in Schnectady, N.Y.

He was a carpenter, doing interior and exterior carpentry and painting.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Misty Martin and Tiffany Martin-Bolin and husband Bryan, all of Strafford, Mo., and Tonya Martin of Tyler, Texas; two sons, Christopher Martin of Bowling Green, Mo., and Tim Martin of Tyler; two stepchildren, Jamey Hammes of Stockton and Jason Davidson of Joplin, Mo.; six sisters, Bettie Burgins of Arp, Texas, Glenda Dowdle of Tyler, Bobbie Story of Kemp, Texas, Patsy Fowler of Whitehouse, Texas, Kathryn Rameriz of McKinney, Texas and Cecilia White of Lebanon, Tenn.; a brother, Cecil Martin of Tyler; and a brother-in-law, Bill Brokaw and wife Mary Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandmother, grandfather, granddaughter, son-and mother-in-law.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Harold Martin, 94, Muscatine, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Lutheran Homes.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1613 Bidwell Road. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitations are 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory in Muscatine and noon until service time Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Homes Activities Department, 2421 Lutheran Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761.

Mr. Martin was born on June 14, 1908, in Kewanee, Ill., the son of Thomas and Rose Woodward Martin. He married Pearl Atkins on Oct. 2, 1934, in Davenport.

He and his wife resided at 409 Clay St. from 1942 until they moved to Lutheran Homes in 2001.

He worked as a millwright for Huttig Manufacturing from 1939 until retiring in 1978.

He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, formerly the Lincoln Boulevard Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for 43 years. He also served as the Sunday school superintendent and was a deacon of the church.

He enjoyed taking road trips and traveling with his wife. He was devoted to his church and loved his entire family.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Harry Martin and his wife, Claudette, of Moscow, H. Frank Martin and his wife, Claire, of Muscatine and Eugene Martin and his wife, Betty, of Pinkard, Ala.; a daughter, Jennie Wilson and her husband, Vernon Wilson Sr. of Muscatine; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Martin of Grandview and Arthur Martin of North Liberty; a sister, Elizabeth Keefe and her husband, Charles, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Elsie Martin of Orlando, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Mike Hute in 1966.
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TIPTON, Iowa -- Walter 'Bud' Edwin Martin, 85, Tipton, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Rockledge Health and Rehab Center, Rockledge, Fla.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. The Rev. Vernon Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Martin was born on July 2, 1916, in Sweetland Center, the son of Joseph S. and Lois Darting Martin. He married Audrey Josephine Sindt on Sept. 17, 1940, in Davenport.

He graduated from Muscatine High School.

He owned and operated Martin Brothers Electric, Tipton.

He attended Kingdom Hall, Tipton. He was a past member of Tipton Lions Club, past Tipton Volunteer Fireman and member of IBEW Local No. 145.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Patti Ray and her husband, Dennis, of Atalissa; a son, Walter Martin Jr. and his wife, Marlene, of Cocoa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Ruby Schmitt of Coralville, Jody Rostenbach and her husband, Wayne, of Bettendorf, Lucille Meirsonne of Wilmet, Ill., Mary Hagen of Muscatine, Dayle Martin and her husband, Don, of Coralville and Ann Jean of Buena Part, Calif.; and two brothers, Harry Martin and his wife, Alta, of Murphy, N.C. and William Martin and his wife, Elaine, of Spartanburg, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Paul Henry Martin; and two sisters, Ruth Martin and Olive Alberhasky.

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