I had a pleasant conversation with Darrell Martin Today "June 30th, 2011". He said his brother "Russell" is living in Benidji, Mn. Darrell was a good friend in School it was good to hear from him after 45 years. He is living in Saint Paul and doing well. Like most of us he can't believe it's been 45 years. He said he won't be able to make it to the 45th reunion. Hopefully we can see him some other time.
Thanks for the call Darrell
Biography Coming Soon
Saint Paul, Mn
Email from: Terry Tompkins, Friday, September 27, 2019 9:25 AM
Subject: Russell Martin death
FYI..... saw this story on KARE11 news line this morning. Pretty certain
this is one of our missing, now deceased classmates.
Hill City care center operator appears in court on 25 criminal charges
Russell Marvin Martin, 72, of Hill City, MN, formerly of Bemidji, MN died Saturday October 6, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Interment will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Russ was born February 26, 1946 in White Earth, MN the son of John and Shirley (Broker) Martin. He was raised and educated in Minneapolis with his sister by their aunt Ignatia Broker and graduated from Minneapolis North High School where he played touch football with his buddies when the field was free. He served our country in U.S. Marines during the Vietnam war from 1967 to 1969 and made it home safely. He worked as a lineman in the suburbs and then as an orderly at Hennepin County General. Due to unforeseen events, he moved to his sister’s, along with his aunt and grandmother to her house in Bemidji in the mid 1980’s. He moved to his own place after the passing of his aunt. Her last request was for his sister to watch over him. Russ had a way with big words and would throw them out there every now and then. He had a great sense of humor. He loved watching his “soapies”, football and other sports. He filled in as a babysitter to his sis’s granddaughter on occasion. Russ also loved his beer and would celebrate on his only payday once a month. Russ’s last move was to an assisted living place and remained there until he passed away due to health concerns.
He is survived by his sister Deborah Sargent of Bemidji, brother Darrell Martin of Mounds View, MN
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers Rodney, Ronald, Everette, John, Jr., 2 sisters Arlene and Martha.
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