James C. ‘Jim’ Martin

March 29, 1932 - Aug. 22, 2011

James C. "Jim" Martin of Germantown, formerly of Waukesha, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at age 79. He was born in Milwaukee on March 29, 1932, the son of Robert and Kathryn (nee Casey) Martin.

Jim lived in Waukesha most of his life and was a 1950 graduate of Waukesha High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. On Feb. 23, 1957, he married Janet Howard at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Jim worked for many years in sales for General Foods (Kraft) until his retirement in 1990. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed bowling and when his children were young he never missed their sporting events. Jim participated in many Connelly golf outings and was the winner of the Connelly Trophy. He had a great love for animals. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church, both in Waukesha.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Janet of Germantown; their children, Bob (Karen) Martin of Middleton, Mike (Gwen) Martin of Minneapolis and Amy (Bil) DeGrace of Germantown; and nine grandchildren, Brendon, Danielle, Ellie, Erica, Maisy, Georgia, Henry, Haley and Hanna. He is further survived by other relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert "Bud" Martin, and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue Saturday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home with prayers beginning at 9:15 a.m., followed by a procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., for a 10 a.m. funeral Mass. Graveside services will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to HAWS, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188; or to DaVita Bluemound at Home-Patient Services, 601 N. 99th Street #110, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

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