Robert L. Martin

Posted on Mar 13, 2013
Robert L. Martin

Robert L. Martin, 81, of Marion died at 8:36 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Marion General Hospital from respiratory failure, after a 21-month battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born on November 16, 1931 in Geneva to L. Lewis and Emma (Striker) Martin. He was married on May 13, 1961 in Sidney, Ohio to Anna Mae Dunn. They shared more than 51 years together.
He was a 1949 graduate of Hartford Center High School in Linn Grove. He retired from the Marion General Motors plant in 1988 after 30 years of service. He previously worked in Portland. One of his favorite things to do was taking care of his yard.
He is survived by his wife of Marion; son, Robert K. Martin of Marion; and sister, Marlene (Ray) Gill of Berne.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1009 Kem Road, Marion. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Weisenberger. Entombment will be at Grant Memorial Park in Marion.
Arrangements provided by Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service in Marion. Online condolences may be made at