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Earl Martin

December 12, 1946 May 14, 2019
Earl Martin
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Obituary for Earl Martin

Earl Jay (E. J.) Martin started his next adventure (rode into heaven) on May 14, 2019, when he died at home, of natural causes, with his life partner Susie Dreesman at his side.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory - Olson Chapel in Nashua with Rev. Matt Miller officiating.

Interment will be held in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City with Amanda Willoughby, Zak Willoughby, Melissa Jacobs, Jessy Willadsen, Darin Zahn and Dan Zahn.

Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.

Son of Wilbur Jr. and Dorothy (Wood) Martin, he was born on December 12, 1946. He began his life in Corwith, Iowa. The family later moved to Nashua, Iowa, and began farming. He graduated from Nashua High School in 1966. That same year Earl joined the Army and served our country in Vietnam. He later graduated from Hawkeye Tech with degrees in the Tool & Die and Horticulture programs. Earl worked at various jobs in the surrounding area throughout his life.

Earl loved riding his Harley with Susie, spending time with his family, Mandy, Zak, Zeza and Zayden. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.

He is survived by Susie Dreesman, daughter, Mandy (Zak) Willoughby; siblings, Berl Martin, Merl (Mary) Martin, Verl (Sherry) Martin, Crystal (Dennis) Wedeking, Jerl (Deb) Martin, and Sherl Martin; grandchildren, Zeza and Zayden Willoughby; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbur Jr. and Dorothy (Wood) Martin.


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