Jerry Martin, age 79, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015, at his home.
Family Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:00 A.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Monday, November 9, 2015, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred.
Jerry Martin was born on September 26, 1936, in Glencoe, Minnesota. He was the son of Clem and Hilda (Pinske) Martin. Jerry was baptized as an infant on October 18, 1936, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Plato, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 7, 1950, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. He received his education in Glencoe, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School Class of 1954.
On September 26, 1954, Jerry was united in marriage to Myra Graupmann in Hamburg, Minnesota. Jerry and Myra made their home in the Glencoe area. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Lisa, David, Doug and Nancy. Jerry and Myra have shared over 61 years of marriage.
Jerry farmed in rural Biscay, but always had an idea to start a hunting club. In 1991, he made his vision a reality and opened Major Avenue Hunt Club where hunters could come to practice shooting, meet for a meal and of course, hunt!
Jerry enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He was a jokester and loved to visit with anyone he’d meet.
Jerry passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Jerry is survived by his:
Wife, Myra Martin of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Lisa Howen and her husband, Jeff, of Pierre, SD,
David Martin and his wife, Pam, of Glencoe, MN,
Doug Martin and his wife, Mary-Lien, of El Dorado, CA,
Nancy Ische and her husband, Tom, of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, Tracy Hanson and her husband, Brian, of Las Vegas, NV,
Sharelle Leal and her husband, Jeremy, of Salinas, CA,
Jeremy Martin and his wife, Hannah, of Eagan, MN,
Tyler Martin and his wife, Aria, of Coon Rapids, MN,
Brianna Ische of Glencoe, MN;
Step Grandson, Dylan Howen of Milbank, SD;
Great Grandchildren, Colton, Ashton, and Triston Hanson, Harrison Martin;
Brother, Robert Martin and his wife, Sharron, of Des Moines, IA;
Brother-in-law, Roland Graupmann and his wife, Luella of Mason City, IA,
Sisters-in-law, LaVern Graupmann of Hamburg, MN,
AnnaMarie Finke of Richville, MN;
Nephews, Nieces, Other relatives and many friends.
Jerry is preceded in death by his Parents, Clem and Hilda Martin; Father and Mother-in-law, Reinhold and Dora Graupmann; Grandsons, Kyle Tessmer and Bryon Ische; Sister, Marilyn Doran and her husband Bill; Brothers-in-law, Bernell Graupmann, Earlin Graupmann, Loran Graupmann.
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