Delbert C. Martin

1924 ~ 2020 (age 96)


 Delbert C. Martin, 96, of Beatrice died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 6, 1924 at Emmett, Idaho. He graduated from Emmett High School and attended Moscow University in Idaho where he studied business law and electronics. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946 and was an aviation electronic tech mate 1st class. He married Gail McQuiddy on June 18, 1954 and later they divorced.  He was a traffic agent for Union Pacific for many years. On May 27, 1978 he married Ruth Samland and in 1979 they moved to Anchorage, AK. They spent many wonderful years in the big adventurous state of Alaska. After he retired in 1984, they moved to Emmett, ID to care for his folks. In 2008 they moved to Beatrice to be closer to their children. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice, American Legion, Kiwanis, and Toast Masters. He enjoyed going to coffee and visiting with friends.

He is survived by daughter, Teresa (Martin) Whitener of Beatrice; two sons, Patrick Martin of North Platte, and Marshall and Lori (Loeffelbein) Martin of Mesa, AZ;  step-children, Carol (Hermann) and Richard Strunk of Jansen, Sharon (Samland) Rosenthal of Jansen, Richard and Jane (Goeckel) Samland of Hollenberg, KS, Debra (Samland) Santee of Beatrice, and Charles Samland of Lincoln; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Ann (Bruce) Owen; sister-in-law, Madonna Bell and husband Greg of Mequon, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hazel (Buck) Martin; wife, Ruth, who died on June 15, 2015; daughter, Colleen Martin; son-in-law, Harvey Rosenthal; daughter-in-law, Janice Martin; two grandchildren; brother, Guy Martin; sister, Wanda Warner. 

Visitation was held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Fox Funeral Home in Beatrice, Nebraska.  Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Emmett Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Services are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.

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Graveside Service
November 10, 2020

1:00 PM
Emmett Cemetery
1205 N. Washington
Emmett, ID 83617

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