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-Herman W. Martin-

Herman W. Martin, 79, of Muscatine, formerly of Lone Tree died Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Unity Hospital in Muscatine following an extended illness.

Funeral services for Herman were held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the Sordon-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Loren Yoder officiated the services. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery with military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. Memorials may be directed to the Lone Tree Fire and Rescue in memory of Herman. Sympathy notes may be left for the Martin family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Herman Wayne Martin was born January 9, 1926 in Mt. Moriah, Missouri, the son of John and Merle (Schweffler) Martin. Herman served with the United States Army from May of 1944 to December of 1946. On March 15, 1946, Herman was united in marriage to Elaine I. Hahn in Iowa City. Herman farmed all his life. He was a member of the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457 for over 50 years. He was also a previous member of the Moose Lodge 338 in Muscatine. He enjoyed dancing, farm auctions, and was an avid toy collector.

Herman will be deeply missed by his wife, Elaine of Muscatine; one daughter, Linda L. Price and her husband, Michael, of Muscatine; one son, John W. Martin and his wife, Anita, of Lone Tree; five grandchildren, Nick, Jessica, Maggie, Andrew, and Rebecca; one great-granddaughter, Lia; one great grandson, Michael; and one brother, Bueford “Jack” Martin and his wife, Virginia of Lone Tree.

Herman is preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Tina Wieland, and one grandson, Jonathon Johnston.

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