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Eldon LuVerne Martini

October 16, 2018
Emmetsburg News

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Eldon Martini, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery. The Joyce Funeral Home of Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements

Eldon Luverne Martini was born February 28, 1930 in Cylinder, the son of William and Lullie (Houck) Martini. He attended the country school through 8th grade and then attended Emmetsburg High School, where he excelled in track, basketball and football, graduating in 1949.

Eldon was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Carroll on August 21, 1950, and to this union, six children were born.

Eldon was employed at Quaker Oats in Emmetsburg, where he worked for the next 16 years. He then farmed for 14 years before going to work for Midwest Limestone and Martin Marietta.

Eldon enjoyed raising cows, gardening, sports and using his carpentry skills.

Eldon suffered a paralyzing stroke in June of 2007. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, Eldon passed away at Parc Hall in Emmetsburg.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 68 years, Patricia; children: Francis (Sheila) of Grapevine, TX, Patrick (Peggy) of Emmetsburg, Marian Rosacker of Ruthven, William (Barbara) of Eyota, MN, Carolyn Torres of Costa Mesa, CA and Joseph (Beth) of North Richland Hills, TX; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ilene Fandel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters, his son-in-law and two great-grandsons.

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