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William J. Martin, 92, rural Camden, died at 8:47 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his daughter Carolyn's home, after a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Carroll County to the late Charles Gardner and Ora Jordan Martin. His marriage was to Peggy J. Dunderman at the Wheatland Ave United Methodist Church in Logansport, on Aug. 31, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2012.
He was a 1943 graduate of Delphi High School. He was in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, stationed in the Pacific Theater, then switched to the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and was stationed there. He farmed in Liberty Township, Carroll County, for many years, raising hogs and cattle and growing grain. He was a member of the Burrows Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. He was a member of the Camden American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and camping, and for many years wintered in Sebring, Florida. He dearly loved his family, and the many gatherings they shared together.
Surviving are daughters Conny (Jerry) Amstutz of Leo, Carolyn (Robin) Maxwell of rural Camden; sons, William "Mike" (Sonya) Martin of Abbeville, South Carolina, Richard Martin of Burrows, Christopher (April) Martin of rural Camden; brother, Charles "Max" (Catherine) Martin of Burrows; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
His funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Burrows Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carolyn DeWitt and the Revs. John and Sally Gilbert officiating. Burial will be at Woodville Cemetery, rural Camden; Carroll County Honor Guard will provide military rites.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions to the Burrows Presbyterian Church, envelopes available there.
Abbott Funeral Home Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Published on December 21, 2017
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