Lynn T. Martin, 76, rural Minot, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in a Minot hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Lynn was born July 1, 1936, at Minot, the son of Henry and Naomi (Gunter) Martin. He was raised on the family farm near Des Lacs and graduated from Des Lacs High School. Lynn served as the school's class president. He assisted with the operation of the family farm near Des Lacs during his younger years.
Lynn was once married to Sue Kivley whom he married in 1957. From this union four children were born, Jeffrey, Del Rae, Scott and Taunia. Lynn found his true calling, working the land as a farmer and rancher west of Minot.
He was united in marriage to Carol Peterson on Feb. 11, 1992. They continued to live and work on the farm.
Lynn was honored as the Jaycees' Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher. Lynn was a lifetime member of the North Dakota Stockmen's Association, served as secretary for the N.D. Hereford Association, vice president of the N.D. Farm Bureau, Minot FFA advisor, 4-H member and leader, Farmers Union member, Burt and Harrison Township School Board member, served on the Citizens United to Save the Valley, was a member of the Minot Eagles and Moose Lodge and was a member of the Des Lacs Playmakers. Lynn was an active member of his church.
His hobbies included, restoring his Model-A truck, gardening and landscaping, working in the shop, along with traveling.
His loving family includes, wife, Carol; children, Jeffrey (Lora) Martin, Minot, Del Rae Martin, Bismarck, Scott (Mary) Martin, Omaha, Neb., Taunia Martin, Bismarck; stepchildren, Deanne (Rod) Mertz, Largo, Fla., Michelle (Tony) Michlitsch, Mandan, Kelly (Shannon) Samson, Minot; brother, Bruce (Joyce) Martin, Des Lacs; brother-in-law, Brian Peterson, of Dixon, Mo.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wallace and Henry Jr.; twin sister, Delores Busch; and an infant brother.
Celebration of Life service: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 10 a.m. in New Life Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rolling Green Cemetery, rural Des Lacs.
Visitation: At the request of family, friends may sign the memorial register book today, Nov. 16, from 2 to 7 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred to Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, Rolling Green Cemetery, or an organization of the donor's choice.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).