Ira Lamar Martin, age 54, of the town of Brighton, Stratford, WI, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his residence. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Marathon Mennonite Church in the town of Frankfort. Virgil Martin, Leroy Martin, Jerry Brubaker, Steven Hoover, and Abner Oberholtzer will officiate. Interment will be held in Marathon Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Michael Horning, Phillip Weaver, Linford Weaver, Vernon Martin, James Lamar Hoover, and Matthew Martin. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Ira's residence, B4651 Lincoln Ave in the town of Brighton. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.
Ira was born on November 22, 1962, the son of Ira and Anna Mary (Huber) Martin in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA. He married Gladys Weaver on January 7, 1984 at the home of the bride in Newville, PA. Together they farmed in the Township of Brighton until the time of his death.
Ira is survived by his wife: Gladys Martin; mother: Anna Mary Martin; sister-in-law: Martha (married to Lester O.) Martin Jr., 12 children: Enos (married to Karen Kurtz) Martin, Rhoda (married to Jeffrey Burkholder), Irene Martin, Harold (married to Regina Martin) Martin, Mervin Martin, Ira Ray Martin, Abram Martin, Aaron Martin, Lois Martin, Gladys Martin, Eli Martin, and Thelma Martin; and 12 grandchildren. He is further survived by five siblings: Leroy (married to Rose Hoover) Martin, Ruth (married to James Hoover), Lester (married to Mary Kurtz) Martin, Marvin (married to Rosanna Brubacker) Martin, and Alvin (married to Sarah Kurtz) Martin.
Ira was preceded in death by his father: Ira and brother: Paul Martin