In memory of

Dan Martin

November 13, 1953 - January 9, 2022
From: Sac City, IA
Dan Martin

Dan Martin

Born: November 13, 1953
Died: January 9, 2022
Age: 68
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   Dan Martin, age 68 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, AZ.  Daniel Lee Martin was born on November 13, 1953, to parents Dick and Bonnie (Dyslin) Martin in Sac City, IA.  He grew up in Nemaha, IA where he was baptized into the Methodist faith and later graduated from Crestland High School with the class of 1971.  After graduation, Dan continued his education at Iowa State University.

   On June 18, 1976, Dan was united in marriage to Mary Kay Wiseman at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early, IA.  This union was blessed with three children: Amy, Emily, and Jay.  They raised their family in the Sac City area where Dan was the plant manager at Noble Popcorn up until his retirement in 2018.  After retirement, he and Kay started traveling in their RV in the fall of 2019.

    Later in life, Dan was confirmed in the Catholic faith. Dan was a proud 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also very active in the Lions Club of Sac City.  He was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his dedication and service to the Lions organization.  In his free time, Dan loved to go on adventures during his traveling, spending time with his family, and biking.  Dan loved a great flashlight and provided one every Christmas to his grandchildren.  Dan was a helper and loved a great home improvement or electronic project that would take twice as long as expected and drive his wife crazy in the process.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 45 years Kay Martin of Sac City, IA; children: Amy (Eric) Groen of Ankeny, IA, Emily (Brent) Miller of Lake Wilson, MN, and Jay (Daphne) Martin of Buffalo, MN; grandchildren: Abe, Simon, Esther, and Ben Groen, Max, Malcolm, and Marta Miller, and Audra, Cal, and Edie Martin; brothers: Bruce Martin, and Jack (Marcia) Martin; sister Nancy (Dexter) Luchtel; In-laws: Pat Jester, Jan Wiseman, and Don Wiseman; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

   Dan was preceded in death by his parents Dick and Bonnie; parents-in-law Vern and Colette Wiseman; nephews: Dustin Luchtel and Kyle Martin; siblings-in-law: Roy, Kathy, and Tom Wiseman, and Richard Jester.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be directed to:

 Sauk Rail Trail Association P.O. Box 241 Carroll, IA  51401

 
Knights of Columbus at https://joingenerous.com/knights-of-columbus-l1duytq-1iao9o2/donate

The Loring  Foundation 211 Highland Avenue, Sac City, Iowa 50583

SERVICES
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 a.m., Saturday
January 22, 2022
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
Masks Recommended 
Livestream Available 
Passcode: Martin
OFFICIATING
Father Joe Dillinger

VISITATION
5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday
7:00 p.m., Rosary 
January 21, 2022
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Masks Recommended
INTERMENT
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Early, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, January 21, 2022 at 2:28 PM
“Kay and family, we are so saddened to learn of Dan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May happy memories comfort you.”
- Jerry & Helen Brown
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2:49 PM
“Our prayers and sympathies to the Martin family. Dan always was ready to help anyone. He was a valuable asset to the Sac community and will be missed! Glad we got to know Dan and his family while we were in Sac. ”
- Ron and Linda Trobaugh
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:20 AM
“Thoughts & prayers to you all. Dan was a wonderful person who knew everyone.”
- Lisa Wood
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:59 PM
“Thinking of you and your family Kay! Praying you will find comfort in all your happy memories and the love of your family. ”
- Kristi Bueltel
Monday, January 17, 2022 at 3:44 PM
“Ed and I are so very sorry for your loss. I remember Ed telling me how Dan would pick him up and take him to jazz band practice when they were in school. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Ed and Jane Hawks
Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:43 AM
“Kay and family, My deepest sympathies for your loss. I have many memories of conversations with Dan about music and life. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.”
- Sammie Bruce
Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:43 AM
“Kay and family we are so saddened to hear about Dan. Such a great man, remember all those precious moments that you all have had together. May they help you in the weeks ahead. When I think of Dan I can't forget all those great, giant popcorn balls that he helped to make. God bless you all. Stephen & Mary Lou”
- Mary Lou Engel
Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 7:22 PM
“Kay, Never in our wildest dreams would we have anticipated this tremendous loss. You and Dan have been such lovely, kind, gracious friends for us and many others. We have watched the two of you grow in your RVing experiences and in your great desire to explore all that life can provide us. Your children and grand children are a blessing to you. They will provide you years of warmth and joy that will fill your soul. We consider you a dear friend and hope to see you again when we travel through Iowa or when you travel near Michigan. We will donate to the Sauk Rail Trail. Our love to you, Barb & Morris”
- Barbara Saul & Morris Sartell
Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 12:06 PM
“Kay, we don't know how to say to sooth your pain. It was a big shock that God taking Dan home too early. We were looking forward to hiking more with both of you but it's no longer possible. We already miss our chats. May you find comforts in his memories. Praying for your strength. Please keep in touch.”
- Abbas and Carolyn Hoang Rezayazdi
Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 12:06 PM
“I so sorry to hear this. I really liked Dan and liked working for him SatNobe Popcorn. He was super nice. My condolences and prayers.”
- Mary Klindt
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 7:59 AM
“Kay, we are so sad to hear about Dan! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So glad we got to see you this fall. ”
- Kevin and Mary Dettmann
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:28 PM
“Kay and family- we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and sympathies to you .”
- Bob and Merilee Dick
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:28 PM
“Kay and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease the sorrow you feel. Know that l am thinking of you and praying that with each passing day the heavy burden of grief you carry eases just a bit. With deepest sympathy, Linda”
- Linda Brown
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:28 PM
“Dear Kay and Family, We are very sad to lose Dan so soon. We love you both, even though we only met you (fairly recently) you are our kind of good, generous and caring people. Although as as ones of faith we belive in a life after this one, a big hole is left that only Dan could fill. May you feel God's loving embrace through family and friends at this time. Geoff and Bonnie Copland”
- Bonnie Copland
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 8:57 AM
“Kay and family. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We can't imagine your sorrow. Our prayers for you all as you mourn Dan. ”
- Craig & Sue Malloy
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:11 PM
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- Chuck Gauger
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:11 PM
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- Pegi DeGarmo Cavanaugh
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:11 PM
“So sorry for your loss. With deep sympathy to you and your family”
- Kathleen Murley
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 12:31 PM
“Kay and family, I was sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. ”
- Bonnie Henson
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“I really enjoyed serving with Dan on the Hall of Fame Committee. He was such a giving man. always willing to do just a little more. Also, enjoyed his sense of humor. Our prayers are with you all. ”
- Nancy and Larry Domino
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“So sorry to read of your recent loss. Our sympathies to you and family!”
- Martin & Sharon Pearson
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“Kay and family. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Toni (Ellinger) Chancellor”
- Toni Chancellor
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“Kay, my thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Dan's sudden loss is surprising. I know you just visited Janet and Bernie. May time comfort all of you with the many loving and wonderful memories you have together. Virtual hug, Julie.”
- Julie Surprenant
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“To Kay and family, may beautiful memories replace the grief you feel today. ”
- Pamela King
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“Kay and family, you have our deepest sympathy, Dan was a good person and will be missed by all. ”
- Nolan and Mari Kreft
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“Kay and family - we are so sad to hear of Dan's passing. He was a great neighbor and friend with so many loving and caring attributes. We will miss him - so glad your retirement together was so special. Our prayers for your family.”
- Bobbie Wells
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:13 AM
“Kay, Amy, Emily, and Jay - Julia and I are so sorry for your loss. So many great memories of Dan from our childhood, the years at Crestland and Iowa State, and as we raised our kids together. Dan was a great guy and will be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him. We are in Colombia, but please know we are thinking of you and sending our support from afar. Don & Julia”
- Don & Julia Mason
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:49 AM
“Kay and family, we are sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He will be greatly missed by everyone that had the good fortune to know him. ”
- Pat & Flo
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 7:47 AM
“Kay, so sorry to hear of your loss of Dan. Thoughts and prayers of healing for you and your family! ”
- Molly Meusburger
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:38 AM
“Kay and families, Thoughts and prayers for you all.”
- Tina Williams
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:38 AM
“Kay and family. We were so saddened to hear of Dan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Kris Blaha
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:38 AM
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- Greg Miner
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:38 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Kay and all of the Martin family. Dan was a very good person who always was willing to help others. We have many good memories of seeing the entire family at church and of Lane working with Dan during the St. Mary Knight's of Columbus events while we lived in Sac City.”
- Lane and Barbara Collins
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:38 AM
“Kay and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Dan was always helping with so many things either in the church or the community. I'm so glad we got to spend time with you last winter in Arizona. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.”
- Mike and Rhonda Vauble
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:38 AM
“Thoughts and prayers for Dan and all his family..he touched so many lives and was such a kind and caring person”
- Cindy Williams
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 4:09 PM
“Kay and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. We are in FL otherwise I would see you at the visitation. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jane (Scharn) Nees
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 3:51 PM
“I love you, big brother! So many memories..... I'll see you later.”
- Nancy Luchtel
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 3:51 PM
“Kay & family, so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We are in Arizona so won't be able to attend the services. We will make sure to send a memorial. Gordon & Margaret Mooney”
- Margaret & Gordon Mooney
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 2:04 PM
“Kay and Family, my sincere condolences to you all. Dan always had a love for life and family. He never met a stranger either. You're in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Rebecca (Coon) Slater
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 1:36 PM
“Kay and Family, we are so saddened to hear of dan's passing. Sending sincere condolences and big hugs. ”
- Faith Miller
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 1:36 PM
“Kay, So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. We will keep you and Dan in our prayers. We are in Alabama now, otherwise we would have been to his services. Dan was a great man! God bless you and your family!”
- Jim & Sharon Murphy
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 12:08 PM
“Kay, Amy, Emily and Jay? I'm so sorry for your loss. Dan was a great and giving man! I pray beautiful memories of Dan will give you ease your pain and give you peace!”
- Linda Reighard Tolle
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:49 AM
“Our prayers & sincere sympathy to you Kay & your wonderful family at this difficult time. May all your precious memories bring you comfort at this heart breaking loss. Continued prayers for everyone! 😓🙏”
- Jan & Bill Engler
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:49 AM
“Dear Kay and family ❣️ of Dan, our heartfelt condolences to everyone as you each cherish those precious happy memories. ”
- Bill Rice
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:49 AM
“So sorry to read about Dans passing. Prayers for you and your family ”
- Cyndy Hout Fischer
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10:28 AM
“So sorry for your loss! He will be greatly missed by many!”
- Martin & Sharon Pearson
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:38 AM
“We are so saddened to hear of Dan's passing, Dan put in alot of hard work keeping the knights of Columbus afloat Dan will always be in our prayers. We will surely miss him 🙏”
- Gene & Bonnie Simpson
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 9:58 PM
“Kay and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Dan's passing. Much too soon. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Lois Kettering
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:51 PM
“"Look up. To our Source. To our Help. To where you want to go. Your bike will follow. Even better, so will your life." -From Bicycling with God. My God's grace, peace and comfort fill you all. Glad we got to be neighbors for a short time.”
- Pastor Missy Brown
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:51 PM
“Kay, our deepest sympathies on Dan's passing. Our lives are truly more fulfilled by having been able to call Dan a friend.”
- Paul and Laura Goyette
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:51 PM
“Kay, we are so sad to hear about Dan's passing. We have wonderful memories of him . Hope your memories can help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.”
- Jim & Kathy Boyington
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 4:20 PM
“So very sorry to hear about Dan. Thoughts an prayers to your family.”
- Joan Prichard
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:38 PM
“Our hearts are aching for you Kay and family. What great friends you two have been to us and we count our blessings for having you in our life. Let you faith in God help your through this grieving.”
- Vern & Karen Harrington
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:38 PM
“Kay and family, my deepest sympathy. Peace and good memories to you. Blessings to you as you go through the days ahead. You are included in my prayers. ”
- Beth Nellis Goodvin
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:18 PM
“Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. ”
- Mary Jo (Mason) Koth
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:16 PM
“My heart goes out to all your family. I'm praying you can feel God's presence with you.”
- Carol Groen
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:16 PM
“Kay I am saddened to hear of Dan's passing . May your memories give you some peace and comfort.”
- Charlene Green
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 1:14 PM
“our sympathy to you and your family, and believe in the power of your cherished memories ”
- Earl and Jackie Stone
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 1:14 PM
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- Janis Schofield
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 1:14 PM
“You are in my prayers Kay.”
- Shelly Quail
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12:54 PM
“Kay - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your fond memories ease your pain. Dan was such a nice man.”
- Nelda Bartels
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:39 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Martin family. Such a great guy, and neighbor for so many years.”
- Charlie & Donna Peyton
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:39 AM
“Kay, I'm so very sorry to hear about Dan. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Kim Borkowski
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:39 AM
“Our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts & prayers.”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:39 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about this. I have a lot of great memories of fun times with Dan back in our days at Crestland High School. Jane joins me in sending our sincere condolences. ”
- Ed Hawks
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:39 AM
“Kay and family We are so sorry for your loss!! May beautiful memories flood your heart!! Hugs and prayers!”
- Karen and Dick Shull
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:39 AM
“Kay, I am so sorry for your loss of Dan!!! He was such a friendly & kind person! I will pray for you & your family to have peace in time! Love to all of you! GOD WILL be with you!!”
- Denise Lake
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:18 AM
“Dear Kay and family, So very sorry to hear about Dan. Such a good guy who did so much for others and family gone too soon. Our hearts break for your loss. Paul and Jane”
- Jane alesch
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:18 AM
“Kay and Family I'm sorry for your lost!!! Thoughts and prayers to all!! ”
- Annette Blessington
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