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Roger Martin
1936-2004
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Roger Martin, age 68, of rural Hitchcock, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at his residence.
 
His funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Bonilla Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell officiating.  Burial was in the Altoona Cemetery at Hitchcock with military rites by the Raymond-Hart American Legion Post #84 of Hitchcock.

Roger Olin Martin, 68, was born on September 9, 1936, at Hitchcock to Leslie and Thelma (Tollefson) Martin. He grew up and attended school in Bonilla. He graduated in 1954. Following graduation, Roger joined the U.S. Army and completed his Basic Training in Fort Chaffee, Ark. He served overseas at Pirmasens, Germany from 1957-59.

Roger married Maretta Hasart on November 6, 1960, in Ree Heights. They lived in Hitchcock, where he worked at UBC Lumber from 1960-64. They moved to Wessington Springs, where he managed UBC Lumber for two years. In 1966, they moved to Ree Heights, where Roger worked for George Englemann on his ranch. In 1970, the family moved to Hitchcock to their home they purchased and began working for Iven Jacobson until 1983, when Roger and Maretta bought the family farm from Iven and Lorraine, and
resided on the farm until the present.

Surviving him are his wife, Maretta of Hitchcock; three daughters, Jacki (John) Jacobson of Ida Grove, Iowa, Debbie (Jeff) Pageler of Sisseton, and Rhonda (Brian) Assmus, Omaha, Nb.; one son, Doug (Teri) Martin of Hitchcock; five granddaughters, five grandsons, and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marvella Peterson, Delores (Tom) Zender, and Lana (Raymond) McDaniel, all of Huron; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Martin, Fargo, N.D., and Claire Martin, Onida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Russell, Wendell, Ronnie and Larry Martin.