David A. Martin, age 69, husband of Lynn, of Cosmos, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023, at his home.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11:00 A.M., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township, rural Hector, Minnesota, with interment at a later date in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
David Allen Martin was born on November 1, 1953, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Reuben and Margaret (Lang) Martin. Dave was baptized as an infant on November 22, 1953, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 23, 1967, both at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township, Minnesota. He received his education in Cosmos, and was a graduate of the Cosmos High School Class of 1971.
On August 25, 2023, Dave was united in marriage to Lynn Nelson at Anderson Gardens in Litchfield, Minnesota.
Dave was employed as a purchasing agent for Uni-Hydro Inc. in Cosmos for almost 50 years. He was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township. He was also a member of the Cosmos Lions Club and the Meeker County Sherrif’s Mounted Posse.
Dave enjoyed tending to his bountiful garden and canning. He was a talented softball player. Dave played on multiple teams with many friends during his career and was fortunate to play with his son, Adam for many years. He had a special love for horses. Dave enjoyed horseback riding, cattle sorting, and being a long-standing member of the Meeker County Sherrif’s Mounted Posse. Later in life, he was the biggest fan and supporter in the stands of his grandchildren’s activities and athletics. Dave enjoyed spending time with friends and family, playing cards and cribbage, and watching the Minnesota Wild.
Dave passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023, peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Cosmos, at the age of 69 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Dave is survived by his:
Wife, Lynn Martin of Cosmos, MN;
Son, Adam Martin of Bird Island, MN;
Daughter, Wendy Holle and her husband, James of Hutchinson, MN;
Step-children, Matthew Nelson of Hutchinson, MN,
Jacob Nelson and his children, Braeden, Colton, and Olivia of Hector, MN,
Jeremy Nelson and his wife, Sarah, and their children, Morgan, Lauren, and Allison of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Hailee and Max Martin, Charlotte and Margaret Holle;
Step-grandchildren, Jacob, Kaelyn and her children, Grady and Harper;
Siblings, Richard Martin and his wife, Linda of Hutchinson, MN,
Gary Martin and his wife, Sue of Cosmos, MN,
Karen Sladek and her husband, Jim of Alexandria, MN,
Judy Schiro and her husband, Randy of Cosmos, MN,
Janenne Lingl and her husband, Galen of New Lisbon, WI;
Mother of Adam and Wendy, Roxanne Kohls;
Many other relatives and friends.
Dave is preceded in death by his Parents, Reuben and Margaret Martin; and Infant son, Timothy David Martin.