Martin Jennings

Martin Eldon Jennings, 76, of Springville, was called to stand before the Lord Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. His death came 55 days following the passing of his wife, Darlene.
A prayer service will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion. The family will greet friends following the prayer service until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held for both Darlene and Martin back home in Ossian at a later date.
Martin was born November 17, 1937 in Decorah, the son of Enos and Nellie (Thorton) Jennings. After graduation from Ossian High School in 1955, he served for the United States Navy. May 28, 1960, Martin married Darlene Snitker at the Zalmona Presbyterian Church in Waukon.
Martin worked for Rockwell Collins for 30 years. He was also a proud volunteer fire fighter and EMT for the Springville Fire Department for 20 years. He drove school bus and worked part-time for the City of Springville.
Martin was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed nothing more than trout fishing and a quiet nap in the camper. He loved to play Skip Bo and took the game to a whole new level. Martin was happiest spending time with his grandchildren.
Left to honor his memory are his children, Selena (Russ) Coyle of Anamosa, Kim Snitker of Springville, and Keaven Jennings of Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren, Chad (Kristin) Kryger of Cedar Rapids, James (Sarah) Kryger of Anamosa, and Drew and Haley Snitker of Springville; and his great-grandchildren, Noah and Isaac Kryger. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; his parents, Enos and Nellis Jennings; and his siblings, Charlotte Schave, Donna Jones, John Witt, Jr., Nelda Weaver, and Darlene Haugen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Martin’s memory. Please sign the online guestbook for Martin at under obituaries.