Harry Richard Martin, 83, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, formerly of Elwood, Nebraska, died on Monday, December 10th, 2012, at the VA Regional Medical Center, in Grand Island, Nebraska. He was born on February 18th, 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 27th, 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 and sister Callie McClendon.
Surviving family includes; sons: Joe and special friend Mary Rooksted of Oxford, Nebraska, Richard Martin of Red Cloud; daughters - Pamela Stehl of Wilcox, Nebraska, Tammy and husband Jeff Hillebrand of Edison, Nebraska; brother Fred and wife Patsy Martin of Elwood; sister Elaine and husband Bob Keiser of Gothenburg, Nebraska; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
There will be no viewing or visitation, as cremation was chosen. Memorial services were held Thursday, December 13th, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Elwood Funeral Home, in Elwood with Pastor David Welch, officiating. Inurnment followed at the Elwood Cemetery in Elwood with military rites by U.S. Army Honor Guard.
Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska was in charge of the services.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at elwoodfuneralhome.com.