Wayne Edward Martin, age 82, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Wautoma from a battle with cancer.
He was born at home in Wautoma to William and Laura (Edwards) Martin on October 5, 1937. He married Dianna Radtke on June 21, 1958 in Princeton, WI.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dianna; his daughters, Cindy (Dennis) Mlodzik, Princeton, Amy (Gordon) Detlor and Kim (Steve) Mike, both of Wautoma; his son, Dean (Naomi) Martin, Las Vegas; his grandchildren, Leigh (Alissa) Mlodzik, Justin (Kimberly) Mlodzik, Gregory Mlodzik, John (Makena Guse) Detlor, James Detlor, Jennifer Detlor, Jackie Detlor, Cassandra (Paul) Brown, Jayson (Briana) Steuck, Logan Mike and Aaron Martin; great grandchildren, Drake Mlodzik, Kylee and Alivia Murkley, Rem Mlodzik, Jonathan Paul (JP) Brown, Dekklen Mlodziak and three foster great grandchildren; sister, Cheryl Pica (Douglas Boettcher); in-laws, Barbara Martin, Myrna Martin, Alice (Lawrence) Nighbor, Rueben Nighbor, LeRoy Nighbor, Phebion Nighbor, Darlene (Jerry) Hunter, Ardell Schwersenska, Iris (Jerry) Deuel. Many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Laura (Edwards) Martin; in-laws, Leo and Elsie (Menge) Radtke; sisters, Araline (Clarence) Gaylord, Elaine (Dwight Jr.) Smith; brothers, Calvin Martin, Harvey (Carmen) Martin, Harold “Curt” (Marlene) Martin, Richard Martin; in-laws, Lawrence Nighbor, Delores (Ray) Kuharske, Alice (Rueben) Nighbor, Beverly Nighbor, Joann Schliepp, Kenneth Schwersenska, God parents, Leona Fietz and Merritt (survived by Gladys) Booth.
A gathering to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Stahl Celebration & Remembrance Center, W7452 State Road 21/73, Wautoma.
Stahl Funeral Services of Wautoma are assisting the family with local arrangements, please visit, www.stahlfuneralhome.com to share your condolences with Wayne’s family. In lieu of flowers a memorial in Wayne’s name has been established.
“It was one hell of a ride and I did it my way”, Wayne “Highrimmer” Martin.