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Ron Martin Jan. 5, 1950 - March 25, 2017

March 29, 2017
Estherville News

Ron Martin, 67, died from cancer, Saturday, March 25 at his home on East Lake Okoboji. He was born Jan. 5, 1950, in Jefferson, Iowa to Kenneth and Jean (House) Martin. Raised on a dairy farm, he graduated from Harmony (MN) High School.

While attending Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, he met the love of his life, Jo. They were married March 27, 1971 at Corpus Christie Church. Together they had two children, Tim and Kristie.

He worked in sales his entire life and had a talent for developing customer relationships that became lasting friendships. Simply said, he loved his customers. The last 30 years he worked for RESCO, Rural Electric Supply Company, Madison, Wis., happily retiring in 2012.

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He enjoyed boating, riding his Harley and hosting family and friends at his lake home.

He'll be hosting his last party and Celebration of Life on Thursday, May 4, beginning at 4 p.m. at the lodge at Gull Point State Park on West Lake Okoboji where he will no longer have to listen to Jo tell him he cannot have one more. Family, ex customers and friends are welcome.

Ron is survived by his wife, Jo (Powers) Martin, his son Tim and grand-dog Homer of Boxelder, S.D., his daughter Kristen (Martin) Cornell, son-in-law Rion, and beloved granddaughters, Elizabeth and Micaela, of Chaska, Minn., brothers Gary, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Dave, of Pleasanton, Callif., and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 
 
 

 

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