Kathleen Martin

Kathleen Frances Martin, age 76, of Marion lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease surrounded by the love of her family March 25, 2016. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, located at 4200 First Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids.
Kathleen was born in Prairie du Chien, WI August 10, 1939 to Joseph and Leona Wachter. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1957, and she worked at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids before retiring after 28 years of service. In those years, she developed loving and lasting relationships with all of her dear friends.
Her greatest love was her family. She is survived by her four sons: Tom (Diane) Martin of Mt. Vernon, Bob (Sandy) Martin of Marion, Mike (Kelly) Martin of Mt. Vernon, and Rich (Heather) Martin of West Des Moines; 11 grandchildren: Adam (Molly), Alex, Ryan (Megan), Jared (Gloria), Annie, Connor, Jessica, Maggie, Bridget, Abbie and Chase; and her surviving siblings are Jim (Mary) Wachter and Carol (Dick) Fossum.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Leona Wachter; and her sisters, Mary Jo Needham and Rita Boardman.
She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but we are comforted by the knowledge that she is Kathleen once again.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Kathleen’s name. Please send all contributions to the care of Robert Martin, 4395 McGowan Blvd., Marion, IA 52302.
Online condolences may be conveyed at www.cedarmemorial.com.

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