Gary Michael “GM” Martin, 66, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at home on Thursday afternoon December 21, 2017.
Gary was born October 15, 1951 in Vicksburg, MI and was raised in Watervliet, MI. Gary was united in marriage to Kathy Violette on April 26, 1969 at the St. Rita Catholic Church in Trenary. They made their home in Gladstone where they raised their 2 daughters.
Gary worked for Mead Paper Company for 44 years as a pipefitter, retiring in 2014. He was a member of the All Saints Church and his favorite hobby was fishing. He was very passionate about keeping his yard beautiful and an avid Detroit Tiger fan.
In addition to his wife of 48 years, Kathy, survivors include:
Daughter: Kerri (Steve) Edwards of Farmington, MN
Son-in-law: Doug Lewis of Carthage, MO
Lyle (Debbie) Martin of Gladstone
Bill (Tammy) Martin of Hatfield, WI
Patrick (Cindy) Martin of Escanaba
Dave (Ingrid) Martin of Bark River
Jim (Mary) Martin of Powers
Rick Martin of Oregon
Mary (Harv) Heburn of Atoka, TN
Kathleen (Jerry) Conklin of Astoria, OR
Sharon (Jim) Hunter of Portland, OR
Donna (Scott) Winebarger of Corbett, OR
Michael Martin of Superior, WI
Adrianna Lewis of Carthage, MO
Kaitlin, Riley and Jaeger Edwards of Farmington, MN
Numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his special and faithful companion Sophie survive.
In addition to his mother, Donna, his daughter, Kristina Lewis, brother, Steve Martin preceded Gary in death.
Gary’s family will receive friends on Wednesday December 27, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5:00 pm at the All Saints Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Jamie Zyminski officiating. Luncheon will follow in the All Saints Church Parish Hall.