Arthur Martin

Arthur F. Martin

1913 - 2004

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Obituary of Arthur F. Martin

Arthur F. Martin, age 91 of North Liberty, died Monday, September 6, 2004, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from injuries received in a car accident. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2004, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial with military honors will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Art’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for Art’s family through our website Arthur was born August 5, 1913, the son of Tom and Alice (Woodruff) Martin. He married Mildred “Sis” Palmer on July 4, 1941, in Kahoka, Missouri. He served proudly in the United States Army during World War II, both in the North Africa and Italy (1942-1945). Upon returning from service, he drove a delivery truck before entering the profession of paint and auto bodywork. He retired at the age of 62, but continued to work part-time in his own shop. Art was a loyal Chicago Cub’s fan, and avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. He was a member of the North Liberty American Legion Post No. 1976, where he served as chaplain. One of Arthur’s accomplishments and passions was the organizing and coordination of the annual reunion of the 85th Reconnaissance Unit of his fellow army soldiers. This was held thought-out the United States. He also was a proud democrat, dating back to the FDR programs that provided work for him locally and so many others in this area. However, nothing was more important than his family, especially his grandchildren and most recently his new great-granddaughter, Emma. His family includes a sister, Elizabeth Keef of Scottsdale, AZ; three sons, Greg Martin and his wife, Nancy of Dixon, IL, Mitch Martin and his wife, Lynn of North Liberty, and Randy Martin of North Liberty; four grandchildren, Chris, Kelly, Seth, and Cole; one great-granddaughter, Emma. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sis; son, Ricky; eight brothers, and three sisters. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services of Iowa City is caring for Arthur’s family and his services.