Robert Martin, 89
Robert H. Martin, 89, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home.
Robert was born March 31, 1925 in Madelia, the son of Oliver and Henrietta (Holte) Martin. He was raised and attended grade school in Southern Minnesota.
Robert was united in marriage to Harriet Pearson on June 22, 1945 and four children were born to this union, Jim, Charles, Charlene and Kristi. Robert and his family farmed for 55 years in the Brandon area.
On February 26, 1984, Robert was united in marriage to Elaine Diekman. Robert retired from farming in 2005 and then moved to Alexandria.
Robert enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Farming was his true passion.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Martin, of Alexandria; son, Jim (Suzanne) Martin of Evansville; daughters, Charlene Waddingham of Billings, MT and Kristi (Mike) Huck of Aberdeen, SD; grandchildren, Missy Johnson, Andrea (Rod) Kittelson, Justine Martin, Jason (Katlyn) Martin, Lynette (Justin) Perreault, LeAnn (Joe) Reznicek, Travis (Amanda) Huck and Taylor Huck; many great-grandchildren; and brother, George (Beth) Martin of Platteville, WI. He is also survived by Elaines children, Kari (Arlan) Anderson, Kyle (Shelley) Diekman, Kurt (Brenda) Diekman and their families.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Martin; son, Charles Martin; sister, Anna Mae Simonson; and sons-in-law, Jeff Jennings and Bob Waddingham.
A funeral service was held Saturday, May 10 at Grace Lutheran Church in Brandon with the Rev. Dennis Preston officiating. Interment was at Brandon Cemetery. Casket bearers were Roberts grandchildren, Missy Johnson, Andrea Kittelson, Justine Martin, Jason Martin, Lynette Perreault, LeAnn Reznicek, Travis Huck and Taylor Huck.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.