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Mildred M. Martin Obituary
Martin, Mildred M.


It is with great sadness that the family of Mildred Martin announces her passing on October 18, 2012. Mildred ("Millie," "Ziggy") was born in Manitowoc, WI, on September 13, 1917, to Joseph and Emma (Roubal) Zigmunt. She attended St. Anne's School in Francis Creek and graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School in 1934. She received her R.N. degree from Holy Family School of Nursing in 1938 and began to work in several hospitals in the area. She then moved to Sheboygan and began her long and steady career at St. Nicholas Hospital. The Obstetrics Department was her first duty and she later moved to the Pediatrics Department. She retired from nursing in 1979. She thoroughly enjoyed her nursing profession and some of her colleagues became her best friends. Decades later she could still recall the room numbers of patients in the maternity and pediatric departments and remembered many of the names of the children she had "taken care of."

In 1946 she married John (Jack) Martin at the Holy Name Rectory and they made Sheboygan their home. Jack predeceased her in 1985. She and Jack enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, California, Illinois and Michigan. She was a member of several bowling teams and made many longtime friends through this activity. After retirement she enjoyed playing cards and commenced the "gambling" phase of her life by traveling to Oneida to hit the slots but also staying home to play Bingo. Mildred was also an avid reader, almost always reading two books at one time. She kept track of all the books she read in a small little blue book, alphabetically arranged, so that she would not select one she had already read. She seemed to remember them all.

Grandma Millie supported all of her children's and grandchildren's endeavors, whether academic, athletic, musical, dramatic or agriculturally related and even through her 90 's attended as many events as possible. She enjoyed showing off all of the latest pictures she received from her family.

Mildred was a longtime member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, the St. Anne's Society, Catholic Daughters of America, the Friendly Visitors, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 9156, and a volunteer at many nursing homes.

Survivors include one son, Thomas and Joan (Heinzen) Martin of Collierville, TN; three daughters, Mary Beth Martin, of Sheboygan, Julie ("Marty") and Jerry Jens of Sheboygan Falls, and Susan Mc Murray of Sheboygan; ten grandchildren, Alyson Martin Creasey and Ryan (Michelle) Martin both of Memphis, TN, Erin, Nicholas, Kelly, James and Shaun Jens of Sheboygan Falls, Shannon Mc Murray of Grand Chute, Shane and Sabrynn Mc Murray of Sheboygan. Mildred felt especially blessed by having 3 great-grandchildren, Brittin and Hadley Creasey and Avery Martin. She is also survived by one sister, Barbara Jean Siebold of McHenry, IL; one sister-in-law, Florence Zigmunt of Manitowoc and one brother-in-law, Henry "Hank" (Gloria) Martin of Bellaire, OH and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Ted, Melvin, Joseph and Leonard Zigmunt; sisters, Evelyn Rauch and Mary Ann Evenson; brothers-in-law, Eugene Siebold, Dr.William Rauch, and Homer Evenson; sister-in-law Erma Zigmunt; nephews Mark Zigmunt and David Martin, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 818 Huron Ave., Sheboygan with Rev. James E. Connell, officiating. Family and friends may call at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan on Monday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Tuesday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Mildred's name.

The name "Mildred" means "mild strength" which she surely epitomized and used in her own way. She will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul who was a great wife and mom, an awesome grandmother, and a wonderful, caring and compassionate friend. She was a faithful and active servant of God.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at


Published in Sheboygan Press on Oct. 21, 2012
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