Alvin H. Martin, 100
Blue Earth Alvin H. Martin, age 100, of Blue Earth, passed peacefully, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.
Memorial Services were held June 17, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Wes Hafner officiated. Burial was in Pleasantview Cemetery, Amboy. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the services.
Alvin was born Feb. 5, 1913, in Pilot Grove Township in Faribault County, the son of Gustav and Hertha (Lange) Martin. He was raised in Amboy where he was a 1930 graduate of Amboy High School. He worked in the grocery business before his marriage to Marie M. LaCroix on Sept. 30, 1941, at Cass Lake. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in the 333 Engineers Battalion as a Sergeant in England, France and Germany. He returned to the Blue Earth area in 1945 where he continued in the grocery business for 22 years and eventually became part owner in the Moulton Supermarket. He spent 35 years in the grocery business and was a meat inspector with the USDA at Hormel Foods in Austin from 1968 until retirement in 1986 at age 73. Alvin was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 4580 where he was a past commander. Alvin enjoyed reading, woodworking, working in the yard and spending time with his family.
Alvin is survived by his son,?Douglas Martin, of Blue Earth; daughter, Vicki (Walter) Bielke, of Prior Lake; grandchildren, Joshua (Julia) Bielke, and Zachary (Denise) Bielke; and great-granddaughter, Adelaide Bielke.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie, in 1995; brothers, Robert Martin and Eric Martin; and a sister, Genevieve Olson.
Memorial donations are preferred to St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com