Larry John Martin

Nov. 5, 1941-Dec. 30, 2017

Larry John Martin

beloved husband, father,

grandfather, uncle and

friend went home to our

heavenly Father after a

strong fight with cancer.

Larry was born on No-

vember 5, 1941 to John K.

and Clara A. (Tramp) Mar-

tin in Harvey, ND and

died December 30, 2017 at

St. Alexius Hospital in

Bismarck. Memorial ser-

vices will be held: on Fri-

day, January 5, 2018, at

12:30 p.m., at First Baptist

Church, Bismarck. Cre-

mation has taken place.

He grew up on farms

his father worked on in

the Denhoff, ND and Goo-

drich, ND areas and at-

tended country schools

and Goodrich Public

Schools. Larry and his

friends had many in-

teresting times and adven-

tures. Many of these

friends became extended

family and lifelong

friends. As a youth, Larry

was active in the Boy

Scouts and traveled to

Minnesota for camping

and competed in many

places in North Dakota.

After leaving school,

Larry traveled with his

dad and friends working

for construction firms do-

ing various jobs. He end-

ed up working with the

rock crusher for road con-

struction. In 1964, Larry

was drafted into the

Army. After completing

training he served in

Korea working with the

rock crusher building

roads. He was honorably

discharged from the Army

in 1966.

Larry married Charlotte

Hawley in 1967. Their

family grew to include a

son and a daughter. The

family lived in various ci-

ties in North Dakota and

Miles City, MT. He

worked in various jobs

during his lifetime. In

1984 Larry and Charlotte

moved to the Bismarck

Mandan area. Larry re-

tired from the State of

North Dakota in 2007 to

care for Charlotte. He was

also a long time

employee/member of First

Baptist Church in


Before being diagnosed

with cancer in July of

2017, Larry enjoyed

spending time with his

wife and family. Over the

years he enjoyed attend-

ing activities for his chil-

dren and grandchildren.

He enjoyed holiday

get-togethers with

Thanksgiving being his

favorite. He had a great

sense of humor and joked

with his medical care

givers right up to the end.

Larry enjoyed gardening

and classic cars.

The family would like

to express their apprecia-

tion for the care and kind-

ness from the staff in the

Oncology Department at

Mid Dakota Clinic and the

nursing staff at St. Alexius

Transitional Care Unit.

Larry is survived by:

his wife, Charlotte,

Bismarck; son, Larry Jay

(Kathryn), Mandan;

daughter, Colette (Brian)

McKee, Seattle, WA;

grandchildren, Caitlin

Martin Fargo, Brandon

Martin, Mandan, Alexia

McKee, Erica McKee, and

Samantha McKee all of

Seattle, WA.

He was preceded in

death by: his parents,

foster-uncle, Roy Sperry

and son, Thomas.

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