Louis W. Martin

Aug. 2, 1931 - April 6, 2009

Louis W. 'Lou' Martin of Waukesha died Monday, April 6, 2009, while vacationing in Arizona at age 77. He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Milwaukee, the son of Walter and Alice (Wojtysiak) Martin.

Louis served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Lou was united in marriage to Patricia Zolinski on Sept. 8, 1956. After working for many years at Kelley Company in Milwaukee, he was the director of administrative services at St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Milwaukee until his retirement. Lou was a very active member and volunteer at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Waukesha.

Lou will be deeply missed by his wife, Pat of Waukesha; their children, Mary Martin of Michigan, Dr. Robert (Prudence) Martin of California, Dr. Patrick (Jennifer Kerr) Martin of Arizona and Gerette (Dr. Kevin Kennedy) Martin-Kennedy of Waukesha; grandchildren, Alison, Jocelyn and Brycen Martin of California, Tianna Martin of Arizona, Devin and Christian Kerr of Arizona, Tarin, Donald, Colleen and Erin Kennedy of Waukesha; and siblings, Gilbert (Susie) Martin of St. Francis, Pat Glover of Florida, Gary Martin of Milwaukee, Sr. Alicia Martin of Chicago, Allan (Sandee) Martin of Arizona and Corinne (Jim) Stone of Arizona. He is further survived by sister-in-law Barbara Martin of Texas, brother-in-law Allen Cernicky of Iowa, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lou was preceded in death by his son, Mike, in 1987; brother, Robert Martin; sister, Ramona Cernicky; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service Monday, April 13 at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 at the funeral home, followed by a procession to the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Key will preside. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Vincent DePaul in Waukesha, c/o St. Josephs Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

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