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Nelson Martin

October 27, 1931 — June 16, 2017

Eureka-Nelson Ray Martin, 85, of Eureka passed away at 4:35 am on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.

He was born on October 27, 1931 in Metamora, IL a son of Andrew and Martha Gudeman Martin. He married Mary Ellen Wagenbach on July 6, 1952. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Steve (Vicki) Martin of Deer Creek, IL; Doug (Karen) Martin; Craig (Marilyn) Martin; Todd (Jo Ellen) Martin all of Eureka; one brother, Harvey(Sharon) Martin of Metamora; three sisters, Verna Hartter; Helen Wiegand both of Eureka; Loretta Rumbold of Princeville; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lester and Lewis Martin; two sisters, Thelma Martin and Mabel Belsley; and one great grandson, Clay Menold.

Nelson worked as a farmer and heavy equipment operator. He was employed with Otto Baum for 27 years.

He was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 19, 2017. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Goodfield Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall and again from 9-9:45 am on Monday before services at the church. Burial will be in the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling the arrangements for the family.

Memorials may be directed to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.argoruestmanharris.com.

Visitation

JUN 18. 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Goodfield Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall
Goodfield, IL

Visitation

JUN 19. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Eureka Apostolic Christian Church
610 W. Cruger
Eureka, IL 61530

Funeral service

JUN 19. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Eureka Apostolic Christian Church
610 W. Cruger
Eureka, IL 61530

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