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Jerry Martin, 79, of Glencoe

Jerry Martin
Jerry Martin, 79, of Glencoe, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at his home.
 
Family memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, with the Rev. Robert Taylor officiating. Mary Huebert was the pianist. Soloist Wanda Litzau sang “Just as I Am.”
 
Interment was in the First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
 
Jerry Martin was born Sept. 26, 1936, in Glencoe, the son of Clem and Hilda (Pinske) Martin. He was baptized as an infant on Oct. 18, 1936, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Plato, was confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 7, 1950, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe, and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1954.
 
On Sept. 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Myra Graupmann in Hamburg. They made their home in the Glencoe area. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Lisa, David, Doug and Nancy. The Martins shared over 61 years of marriage.
 
Mr. Martin farmed in rural Biscay, but always had the 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.
 
He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He was a jokester and loved to visit with anyone he’d meet.
 
He is survived by his wife, Myra Martin of Glencoe; children, Lisa (Jeff) Howen of Pierre, South Dakota, David (Pam) Martin of Glencoe, Doug (Mary-Lien) Martin of El Dorado, California, and Nancy (Tom) Ische of Glencoe; grandchildren, Tracy (Brian) Hanson of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sharelle (Jeremy) Leal of Salinas, California, Jeremy (Hannah) Martin of Eagan, Tyler (Aria) Martin of Coon Rapids and Brianna Ische of Glencoe; stepgrandson, Dylan Howen of Milbank, South Dakota; great-grandchildren, Colton, Ashton and Triston Hanson and Harrison Martin; brother, Robert (Sharron) Martin of Des Moines, Iowa; brother-in-law, Roland (Luella) Graupmann of Mason City, Iowa; sisters-in-law, LaVern Graupmann of Hamburg and AnnaMarie Finke of Richville; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clem and Hilda Martin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Reinhold and Dora Graupmann; grandson, Kyle Tessmer and Bryon Ische; sister and her husband, Marilyn and Bill Doran; and brothers-in-law, Bernell Graupmann, Earlin Graupmann and Loran Graupmann.
 
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.