April 9, 1934- April 2, 2013

Formerly of Waukee

Jack R. Martin, 78, formerly of Waukee, died peacefully April 2, 2013 at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Waukee Cemetery at a later date.

Jack was born April 9, 1934 in Waukee, IA to George and Josephine Martin. He graduated from Waukee High School in 1952 and served in the Army during the Korean War. Upon his return he worked at the Garland Elevator in Waukee and eventually moved into farming until his retirement. Jack married Carol J. Blair, and they later divorced. They remained close and continued their lives together until Carol’s death in October 2009.

Jack is survived by two daughters, Kathy Martin of Waterloo and Bridget (Jack) Arrasmith of West Des Moines; granddaughter, Madison Arrasmith; brother, Gale; and sister, Sandy Lester. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren’s Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Valley Hospice, 2001 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702.