Harry Richard Martin, age 83, of Red Cloud, formerly of Elwood, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the VA Regional Medical Center, in Grand Island.
Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Elwood Funeral Home in Elwood with Pastor David Welch officiating. Inurnment will follow at Elwood Cemetery in Elwood with military rites by U.S. Army Honor Guard.
There will be no viewing or visitation as cremation was chosen.
Harry was born on Feb. 18, 1929 at Oconto to Raymond and Nellie (Newhouse) Martin.
He attended Callaway High School and graduated with the class of 1947. He would go on to school at Milford Tech School for a few years. He then joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea during the war.
On Aug. 27, 1962 he married Melba R. Hare at Gary, Ind. They resided in Crete, Ill., where he worked for Youngstown Steel Mill until retirement in 1975. The family moved back to Nebraska and settled near Elwood. He worked for several years at Kingsley Ready Mix in Holdrege and Walmart in Lexington. He was a member of the Elwood American Legion.
Surviving family includes sons Joe Martin and special friend Mary Rooksted of Oxford, Richard Martin of Red Cloud; daughters, Pamela Stehl of Wilcox, Tammy (Jeff) Hillebrand of Edison; brother, Fred (Patsy) Martin of Elwood; sister, Elaine (Bob) Keiser of Gothenburg; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Melba; brother, Wallace Martin and sister, Callie McClendon.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com.
Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood is in charge of the services