Marshall "Marty" Stewart, 51, Karlsruhe, joined his Dad in heaven on June 10, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep while attending the annual Menoken Grove Bike Rally.
Marty was born on Aug. 8, 1960, in Kenmare, to John and Betty (Hawes) Stewart. Marty was raised on the rural Kenmare farm, and attended school in Bowbells. He joined the Army right after high school graduation. He went through basic training in Fort Leonardwood, Mo., and served out the rest of his military career in Colorado Springs, Colo. After an honorary discharge in 1981, he went to work on the oil rigs in western North Dakota. In 1985 he attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton for two years and studied small engine repair. In 1987 he finished school and moved to Minot where he held many different jobs. During this time he met his bike family, the New Horizon Motorcycle Club. He moved back to the family farm in 1998. There he helped his dad run the farm and also helped the neighbors when they needed it. He also worked multiple jobs in the Kenmare area.
Marty had a very generous heart. He would help anyone who needed it. His sense of humor will be greatly missed as will his smile that would light up his face. The most important person in Marty's life was his niece, Jessica Strait. Marty also enjoyed spending time with his motorcycle family. They were a very big part of his life.
Marty is survived by his mom, Betty Stewart, Kenmare; brothers, Tim Stewart, Kenmare, and Vern (Maxine) Stewart, of Herman, Minn.; sister, Fran (John) Miller, of Lincoln; niece, Jessica Strait and fiance, Riley Albrecht; nephews, John and Jordan Stewart, and Amelia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, along with many friends.
Marty joins his dad, John; his brother-in-law, Steve Strait; and all of his grandparents.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m., at Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Marty's motorcycle club, New Horizon Motorcycle Club, PO 357, Burlington, ND 58722.
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