Martin W. Heidel, 95, of Wartburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in the Life Care Center of Morgan County.
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He was a life-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wartburg, where he served as an Elder. He was married to Melba Florine Eastham for 66 years. Martin was a retired dairy farmer and a dedicated family man.
He leaves a legacy in the land he worked along Potters Falls Road, the family he raised, and the great friends he made during his long life. He will be well remembered for his storytelling, especially about his hunting adventures.
He was the last surviving child of Alex Frederic Heidel and Wilhelmine Christina ÔMinnie' Mehlhorn.
Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Florine; and ten siblings, Rosa, Ida, Alex, Alvin, Helen, Henry, Clarence, Christina, Katie and Edwin.
He is survived by his five children, Marta Monroe, Mitchell Heidel, James Heidel, Carol Martin and Janet Sale; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A receiving of friends and viewing was held at Schubert Funeral Home, 1318 Knoxville Highway, Wartburg, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. A funeral service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Monday morning, Sept. 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. followed by a family cemetery graveside service. The body lay in state one hour before the service. Pastor Stephen Skov and Associate Pastor David Graves will preside.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Building Fund.
Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.
Schubert Funeral Home
1318 Knoxville Highway
Wartburg, TN 37887
Published in Morgan County News from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, 2013