Virgil Martins

Virgil Martins, 84, of Postville died Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society, Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, with Rev. Lynn J. Noel as the Officiant. Burial followed at Postville Cemetery, Postville with Military Rites.

Virgil was born December 31, 1931 to John and Hilda (Meyer) Martins in Postville. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville. Virgil graduated from Postville High School in 1950. Virgil enlisted in the United States Army; he proudly served three years and was a Korean War Veteran.

Virgil was united in marriage with Lavon Ewing February 13, 1955 in Postville. He farmed his entire life and was a salesman for Funk G Seed Corn. Virgil enjoyed dancing, trail rides with his horses, and attending auctions and horse sales. He loved visiting with family, friends and strangers.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Lavon Martins of Postville; his siblings, Jerald Martins of Viroqua, WI, Stan (Cheryl) Martins of Postville, Mary Martins of Arizona and Jan Martins of Milwaukee, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hilda Martins; two brothers, Jack Martins and Bernie Martins; and his sister-in-law, Lola Mork.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville assisted the family with arrangements.