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Harry Martin

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Harry Joe Martin age 73 of Fredericksburg, IA, and Hickory Creek, TX, died Sunday morning, August 28, 2011, at The Atrium Medical Center in Corinth, TX. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2011 at United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg, IA, with Pastor Shirley Hoffman-Will officiating. Inurnment will be in the Alpha Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is in charge of arrangements. Harry Joe Martin was born February 9, 1938, on the family farm in rural Alpha, IA, the son of Harry E. and Mignon (VanBogart) Martin. He was the youngest of seven children. He was united in marriage on September 10,1956, to Lael Ruth Kruger at the Little Brown Chuch in Nashua, IA. To this union four children were born. Initially, he farmed in rural Alpha before settling in Sumner. He was employed with Niemann Construction for several years before moving to Cedar Falls and working at John Deere. In 1984 they moved to Texas where he was employed as a heavy-equipment operator for Waste Management until his retirement in 2005. After his retirement he spent time between his homes in Iowa and Texas. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends doing gardening and sightseeing. He also liked going for long walks each morning. During his 'retirement' he worked summers building roads for J.B. Holland of Decorah, IA. He is survived by his wife Lael, sons Scott Michael Martin of Denton, TX, Lonnie James (Rena) Martin of Lewisville, TX; daughters, Debra Jo Emerson of Hickory Creek, TX, Marsha Ann (Tim) Nichols of Waverly, IA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Monica Wells of St. Louis, MO. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Jack and four sisters Emily, Rowena, Mary and Marge.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May ‘the God of all comfort’ (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God’s Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.

  2. My sincere sympathy. It was a pleasure working with Harry at JBH. He will be missed.

  3. Sincere sympathy to Lael and family. Harry Joe and I started kindergarten together in country school.

  4. To the whole Martin family, Pops will be missed so much he was so much fun to be with laughing, dancing at Red River, a cold beer, fish frys ect.. I could go on and on I have a lot of wonderful memories. He was a good man!! I’m going to miss his laugh and his fussing about Mike lol…. thank-you for the 24 years that he was part of my life… love Teresa


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