5/11/1936 – 3/8/2011
Milton C. Martin, age 74, of Lakeview, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. He was born on May 11, 1936 in Greenville, the son of Richard & Reva (Rasmussen) Martin. Both parents have preceded him in death.
On October 22, 1955, in Greenville, Milton was married to the former Aleta Mae Thomsen and she survives in addition to their two children, Barbara & Shad Petersen of Ft. Dodge, Iowa and Brian & Rebecca Martin of Greenwood, Michigan, five grandchildren, Blaine, Tristin & Emmett Petersen and Remington & Mikhaila Martin, one brother, Roger & Loris Martin of Stanton, one sister-in-law, Clara Martin of Gowen, Michigan and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Milton was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Martin and two sisters, Elenore Munger and Phyllis Martin.
Formerly of Six Lakes, Milton has been a resident of the Lakeview area since 1970; he enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. In addition, he was a member of the Sylvester Community Church.
Funeral services will be held at the Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan on Saturday, March 12, 2011 beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Richard Taylor officiating. Cremation will take place following the funeral service.
Visitation will also be at the funeral home, beginning at 10:00 A.M., one hour prior to the funeral service.
The family has suggested for those desiring to do so, that memorial considerations can be made to the Michigan Heart Association or Heartland Hospice. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.
On 3/9/2011 Deb Ross (Harriman) & Becky Lane said:
Barb, So sorry to hear about your dad. Just want you to know we are thinking about you. Your warehouse buddies, Bec & Deb
On 3/9/2011 Mary Rich said:
Sending my deepest sympathy
On 3/10/2011 Cherie Locke-Fenton (Ferguson) said:
Barb and Shad, I am very sorry for your families loss. Take care of yourselves. Cherie
On 3/11/2011 Lee and Penny Clemence said:
Milt was such a wonderful neighbor and friend. He adored his children and grandchildren. We are going to miss him. We are so sorry for your loss but you know he is in a better place now.
On 3/11/2011 Jan and Don Hansen said:
To Barb and Brian and families, We had so much to do in earlier years with your folks and remember lots of fun times. Now, this is a time to reflect. For you it is a goodby but certainly not forgotten. We will see your Dad again in God’s wonderful HEAVEN. We would have been there but Don is fighting cancer now himself. Please accept our apologizes. Don and Jan
On 3/11/2011 Duane Jack said:
Aleta, Brian & Barb, Sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Milt…taking me sucker spearing & fishing, on vacations. I can remember working with him on his house and helping to build his garage. He was a great friend and neighbor to the Jack family. Thinking of you. Your friend, Duane
On 3/11/2011 Steve Martens said:
The Martin family are some of the best people I have ever met. Milt was a very special person to me. He had real Christian family values and lived his life what I belive is the right way. I do not understand why the good ones go so early. Milt will be greatly missed.
On 3/12/2011 Bill and Tina VanSickle said:
Aleta and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of this nice man. He is missed. God bless you all.