Martin Gustave DeSmet passed away on September 21, 2012 after a brief illness.
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He was born March 23, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. He married wife Catherine in 1946 in Chicago. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corp,belonged to the Knights of Columbus at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paradise and was an avid golfer. He lived for many years in Fullerton, CA. He retired and moved to Oroville in 1974 and was most recently from Mariposa, CA.
Marty is survived by his wife Catherine, son Bruce, daughters Janice and Susan, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Jeffrey.
Services will be held September 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mariposa.
Published in Paradise Post from Sept. 26 to Oct. 25, 2012