Lawrence W. Martin

Oct. 7, 1939 – Dec. 23, 2010

Lawrence W. Martin, 71, of Waukesha, died with his family by his side Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Waukesha to Hallett and Clara (nee Bollogh) Martin. On Feb. 13, 1960, he married the former Judith Hetzel. She preceded him in death July 19, 2000. He was a career truck driver and member of the Teamsters Local 200, working for Fratrans, Triumph Transportation, Waukesha Block and Payne and Dolan. He was a longtime and faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He will be missed by his children, Lawrence C. (Mary Jo) Martin of Milwaukee, Susan (David W.) Bingham of Mukwonago, Anne C. (Timothy) Dettlaff of New Berlin, and Jane “Chicky” (John) Zylka of Milwaukee. He was the proud grandpa of Kayla and Katelyn Martin, Bradley and Amanda Bingham, Christopher, Sally, and William Dettlaff, and Brittany and Jeremy Zylka. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Alice Couillard of Mukwonago; his sisterin-law, Anita Martin of Waukesha; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack and Robert.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 26, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Services continue on Monday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home with prayers at 10:15 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church for the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clare’s Monastery, 421 S. Fourth Street, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379, or St. Joseph Food Pantry, 822 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. For further information or directions, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation, & Preplanning Services at 262-547-4035. To leave the family an online tribute message, please visit www.waukeshafunerals.com.