September 19, 1924 - May 22, 2020
Francis J. Martin, 95, of St. Wendel, IN, passed away Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at Solarbron Terrace. Francis was born September 19, 1924 in St. Wendel, IN to the late Anthony J. and Severina (Brune) Martin. Francis was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army in the European Theatre. He was a lifelong member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and a farmer. He was also a proud member and past Commander of VFW Post 6576. Dad was a man of integrity who always worked hard in every facet of his life whether it be as a soldier, husband, farmer, father and grandfather. He enjoyed meeting and talking to people usually adding in a few jokes. Most of all he loved and adored his wife, Mary. Surviving Francis are two daughters, Mary Alice (Bill) Pigman of St. Wendel and Ann (Tim) Bitter of Evansville; three sons, Michael (Rita) Martin of St. Wendel, IN, Paul Martin of Evansville and Jim (Denise) Martin of Owensboro, KY; two sisters, Imelda (Bob) Woodward of Evansville and Hilda (Vernon) Schaefer of Haubstadt; twenty one grandchildren, Erin Norwood, Brandon Martin, Lindsay Schaefer, Lauren Lasher, Sara Dooley, Paul Martin, Jr., Laurie Marshall, Lisa Painter, Leslie Pickens, Jeff Pigman, Tim Pigman, Michael Pigman, Brian Pigman, Emily Bolognese, Amanda Shepard, Daniel Martin, Kendal Short, Kyle Martin, Trisha Memmer, Kristen Mott and Matthew Bitter, 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. In addition to his parents, Francis was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary (Elpers) Martin in 2015; by two sons, Joe and Tim Martin; his daughter-in-law, Candace Martin; two sisters, Marianna Elpers and Wilma Voelker and by a brother, Tony Martin. There will be a private funeral Mass held on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at St. Wendel Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the St. Wendel Church Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendel Catholic Church, 10542 W, Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720. The family would like to thank his caregivers at Solarbron Terrace who he referred to as his “angels.” You will always be appreciated for your kindness. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Francis J. Martin, 95, of St. Wendel, IN, passed away Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at Solarbron Terrace. Francis was born September 19, 1924 in St. Wendel, IN to the late Anthony J. and Severina (Brune) Martin. Francis was a veteran of WWII serving... View Obituary & Service Information
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