Melvin Martin (1923 - 2013)

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Martin, Melvin J.

Melvin J. Martin, 89, Marshfield, died on Monday, January 21, 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 25, 2013 at St. John's Catholic Church, Marshfield. Rev. Samuel Martin will officiate and music will be provided by St. John's Church Funeral Choir. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery and grandsons will serve as active pallbearers and granddaughters will be honorary pallbearers. The visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 am until service time at St. John's Catholic Church. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 54 at St. John's Church following the service. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Melvin was born on November 11, 1923 on a farm south of Marshfield, the youngest of 4 children, to George and Cora (Roggenbauer) Martin. He received his education at St. John's Parochial School and Purdy High School, both in Marshfield. He worked at Adler's Bakery as a baker until he went into the military service during World War II. He enlisted in the United States Navy on November 17, 1943 and served aboard the tanker U.S.S. Laramie as a baker. He was honorably discharged on March 17, 1946.

He married Almira Strebe on June 12, 1946 and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage. They had 5 children. She passed on in 2003 and was sadly missed.

Melvin worked as a baker for Adler's Bakery for 25 years and then worked for the City of Marshfield for 20 years. He retired on June 7, 1987. In life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being with his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan (Duke) Jacobson, and Nancy Martin and his son, James (Laurie) Martin, all of Marshfield. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Nicole Ramsey, Tim Martin, Jesse Jacobson, Jed (Cari) Martin, Adam (Jessica) Jacobson, Joe (Jamie) Martin, Leah (Matt) Hollatz, Chris Martin, Jennifer Martin (Geno Eckes) and Andy Martin (Libby Harty) and 16 great grandchildren and 1 expected.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, a son, Michael, a daughter-in-law, Karen, a daughter, Mary Ann in infancy, a sister and 2 brothers.

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2013
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