John M. Martino

Martino, John M.

John M. Martino, age 82 of Rothschild, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born on June 19, 1930 in Wausau, son of the late Jacob and Marie (Guisiano) Martino. On August 11, 1956 he married Beverly Bopf in Wausau. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. John worked for Weyerhauser for 38 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a loving husband and devoted father who dedicated his life to his family. In later years, he was active in each of his grandchildren's lives, from attending all of their sporting events to being there for each of their weddings. He also enjoyed trips to the casinos, daily McDonald's visits and workouts at Snap Fitness.

Survivors include his wife, Bev, Rothschild; 5 children, Steve (Cheryl) Martino, Rothschild, Susan (Jerry) Hansen, Wausau, Sherri Plisch (Duane Zastrow), Rothschild, Scott (Sherri) Martino, Ladysmith, and Mary (Dave) King, Schofield; 10 grandchildren, Tony (Sara), Jenny (Ryan), Stacy (Matt), Sara (Chris), Josh (Jennifer), Ryan (Alyson), Jake, Maria, Brittney and Matt; 7 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Lukus, Audrey, Lauren, Sofia, Eli, and Isabelle; one sister, Dorothy Martino, Wausau; and sister-in-law, Elsie Martino, Wausau.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, John Gerald, and siblings, Dominica, Lawrence, Mary, Katherine, and Jenny.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Saint Mark Parish, 602 Military Road, Rothschild. Rev. Don Meuret , John's nephew, will officiate. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter, where military rites will be conducted. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church.

Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center
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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Oct. 3, 2012