Sylvester J. ‘Les’ Martin

Dec. 9, 1924 - Oct. 5, 2009

Sylvester J. "Les" Martin of Waukesha died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at ManorCare in Pewaukee at the age of 84. He was born Dec. 9, 1924, in Chicago, the son of Sylvester E. and Gertrude (Moller) Martin.

Les was united in marriage to Helene Munson on Aug. 31, 1946; she preceded him in death in 2003. Les proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, then worked as a police officer for the city of Chicago for many years. After moving to Waukesha, Les worked for the City of Waukesha until retirement. He was a member of the Illinois Police Association, Civil War Club and the Waukesha Old Car Club.

Les will be deeply missed by his children, Linda (Al) Richman of Milwaukee, Cynthia (Gary) Wilbur of Hartland and Steven (Barbara) Martin of Tomahawk; two grandchildren, Alysa Wilbur-Campbell and Leslie Wilbur; three great-grandchildren, Mya Helene and Zackary Gary Schultz and Jada Graham Campbell; and a nephew, Dennis Martin of Chicago.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Oct. 8, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Chaplain Scott Hatfield will officiate. Interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery will full military honors provided by D.J. Martin American Legion Post No. 8 of Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Les’ name may be made to the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188, or to Aseracare Hospice, 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3200, West Allis, WI 53214.

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.