Michael J. Martell

Aug. 12, 1951 - Aug. 26, 2007

Michael J. Martell, 56, of Waukesha, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, in the town of Vernon. He was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Milwaukee, to Virgil Bert Martell and Verneta (nee Gezeli) Martell-Stabbe.

He was a 1969 graduate of Mukwonago High School and received his associates degree in civil engineering from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2003. He was a member of Bricklayers AFL-CIO Local Union #8 and a faithful member of Vernon United Presbyterian Church in Big Bend, where he was a former deacon. He was a friend of Bill W.

He is the loving father of Rachael (John) Wondra of West Allis, Gregory M. (Sarah) Martell of Frankton, Ind., and Michael B. (fiancee Shara Kuberth) Martell of Waukesha; beloved son of Verneta (Marvin) Martell-Stabbe of Tess Corners; and dear companion of Kay Wightman of Waukesha. He is further survived by his sister, Nadene (Kenneth) Kosek of Big Bend; brother, Scot (Linda) Martell of Mukwonago; former spouses, Shelly Javoroski and Roxane Ortega; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Vernon United Presbyterian Church, S71-W23280 National Ave. (Highway ES), Big Bend. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Friday, Aug. 31, at the church. The Rev. Judith Landt will preside. Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Bend.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or visit www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute.