Harry Richard Martin, age 83, of Red Cloud, Nebraska formerly of Elwood, Nebraska passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the VA Regional Medical Center, in Grand Island, Nebraska. He was born on February 18, 1929 at Oconto, Nebraska 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 August 27, 1962 he married Melba R. Hare at Gary, Indiana. They resided in Crete, Illinois 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, Nebraska and Wal-Mart in Lexington, Nebraska. He was a member of the Elwood American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Melba, brother Wallace Martin, sister Callie McClendon.
Surviving family includes sons Joe & special friend Mary Rooksted of Oxford, Nebraska
Richard Martin of Red Cloud, Nebraska
Daughters: Pamela Stehl of Wilcox, Nebraska
Tammy & husband Jeff Hillebrand of Edison, Nebraska
Brother: Fred & wife Patsy Martin of Elwood, Nebraska
Sister: Elaine & husband Bob Keiser of Gothenburg, Nebraska
Grandchildren: 6 1 Great Grandson
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com
There will be no viewing or visitation as cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2 PM at the Elwood Funeral Home, in Elwood, Nebraska with Pastor David Welch, officiating. Inurnment will follow at Elwood Cemetery, in Elwood, Nebraska with military rites by U.S. Army Honor Guard. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the services.