Mar. 24, 1920 - Sept. 12, 2013
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THREE OAKS - William A. Martin, 93, of Three Oaks, MI, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, in New Carlisle, IN. William was born March 24, 1920, in Three Oaks, to Arthur and Bessie Martin. He served with the Army in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, and later graduated from the University of Michigan in 1951. In 1955, William married Mary Anne Hunerjager of Three Oaks. He was in the agriculture marl business for a short time, then taught school for a few years. Later he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 28 years, and still did small-scale farming in Michigan. William is survived by his sons: Michael Martin of Richmond, VA, David Martin, and Peter Martin; daughter: Elizabeth Zarubin of Pacifica, CA; a sister: Esther Thomas of Three Oaks; and grandchildren Michael and Anna Zarubin. William is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anne, parents, and siblings: John, David, Bob, Wade, Juanita and Ruth. Visitation will be held at 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Three Oaks United Methodist with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sherri Swanson officiating. Burial will take place at Posey Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, MI. Online condolences may be made at www.hovenfunerals.com.
Hoven Funeral Home
414 East Front Street Buchanan, MI 49107
Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 14, 2013