MARION, Ind. - Robert L. Martin, 81, Marion, died at 8:36 p.m. in Marion General Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from respiratory failure, after a 21-month battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
He was born in Geneva, Ind., to the late L. Lewis and Emma (Striker) Martin.
Bob was a 1949 graduate of Hartford Center High School in Linn Grove, Ind. He married Anna Mae Dunn on May 13, 1961, in Sidney. They shared more than 51 years together.
He is survived by his wife,, Anna Mae Martin, of Marion, Ind.; son, Robert K. Martin, of Marion, Ind.; and sister, Marlene (Ray) Gill, of Berne, Ind.
He retired from the Marion General Motors
plant in 1988 after 30 years of service. He previously worked in Portland, Indiana. One of Bob's favorite things to do was taking care of his yard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1009 Kem Road, Marion, Ind., with the Rev. Richard Weisenberger officiating. Entombment will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Ind.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Home, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, Ind.
Condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com