Harlan Martin

Harlan J. Martin, 72, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 8 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Harlan James Martin was born August 16, 1942 in Luana, the son of James and Hazel Irene (Rongstad) Martin. He attended Waukon Schools and later received his GED. From 1962 until 1965 he served in the U.S. Army.

June 29, 1968 he married Mary Kay Delaney at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Harlan worked at Hy-Grade in Postville for 18 years, he was a custodian at St. Patrick's for a few years, and then went to work for Foremost Farms in Waukon, retiring in 2001. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the American Legion in Waukon.

Harlan enjoyed going for rides and sightseeing along the Mississippi River, watching TV, playing cards, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kay, of Waukon; his daughter, Michele (Mike Conway) Martin, of Lansing; two grandchildren, Michael and Jordyn Burroughs; four brothers, Wayne (Elaine) Martin, Charlie Martin and Earl Martin, all of Waukon, and Dennis (Deanna) Martin of Albany, LA; three sisters, Joyce (Oakley) Sickels of Cedar Rapids, and Norma (Cletus) Fish and Doris Martin, both of Waukon; his father- and mother-in-law, Lester and Mary Delaney; and a sister- and brother-in-law, Karen and Perry Norton, all of Waukon. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Casketbearers were Michael Burroughs, Wayne, Charlie, Earl and Dennis Martin, Perry Norton and Mike Conway.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.