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Edwin Philip Martin, 83, of Miller, S.D., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at his home in Miller, South Dakota.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Miller with the Rev. David Andrews officiating. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery at 11 a.m. MT on Thursday, Aug. 12.
Edwin was born February 22, 1921, at Streeter, N.D. to Jacob and Barbara (Opp) Martin.
Edwin served valiantly during World War II. He enlisted in 1942 at the age of 21. He fought in some of the hottest areas of Europe and Africa for the next three years and was wounded three times. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Silver Service Star and 16 other awards.
He married Adeline Martin on November 6, 1945, in Carbon, Alberta, Canada.
For many years he was a meat cutter in North Dakota and South Dakota. He faithfully served as a Sunday School teacher in Bismarck, N.D., and as a lay pastor at Beulah Church north of St. Lawrence. Edwin was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Miller and had a deep love of music.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Adeline, of Miller; one daughter, Donna (John) Tuell of Missouri; two sons, Kenneth (Karen) Martin of Rapid City and Ronald (Doris) Martin of Alabama; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ida Dolliver of California; one brother, Edward Martin of Alberta, Canada; nieces and nephews; and many, many close friends.
CSR note: Adeline MARTIN is not a typo... her maiden name really was "Martin".
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