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Ralph Martin

May 19, 2026 October 24, 2014
Ralph Martin
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Obituary for Ralph Martin

Ralph D. Martin Smithland, Iowa - Ralph D. Martin, 88, of Smithland, Iowa passed away on October 24, 2014, at a Sioux City Hospital after a massive stroke. The funeral service will be Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oto, Iowa with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Mapleton, Iowa with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Leslie Seaton Post #0666 of Smithland, Iowa. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. Visitation resumes Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oto. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Ralph Dwight Martin was born on May 19, 1926, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Grover and Edna (McQuillen) Martin. Ralph married Lavonne Cooper on June 22, 1946. He was Navy veteran of World War II and a National Guard member. Ralph was employed at Mac's Chevrolet in Mapleton for 42 years, retiring in 1988. Ralph and Lavonne enjoyed traveling in retirement, spending winters in Arizona. He was a member of the Willow Vale Golf Club and a past president of the Midwest Seniors Golf Association which he thoroughly enjoyed. He served on the Westwood School Board and was proud to be able to hand all three of his daughters their diplomas. He is survived by daughters, Vicki (Gary) Musselman of Mitchell, South Dakota and Susan Green of Sioux City, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and one sister, Donna; along with numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years; his youngest daughter, Michelle; his parents;; two brothers, Donald and Gene; and two sisters, Sina and Marge.

Service:

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church Oto, Iowa



Visitation:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:00-7:00 p.m. Vidsitation resumes Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until Mass

Armstrong Funeral Home 210 South 5th Street Mapleton, Iowa

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