Gary L. Martin

Gary L. Martin, 57, of Kewaskum, passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk. 

He was born on Dec. 8, 1951, in West Bend, the son of the late Reuben and Harriet (Backhaus) Martin, and on Nov. 1, 1975, he was united in marriage to Cindy Wiesner at St. Lucas Evangelical Luthe-ran Church in Kewaskum.

Gary was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum and a member of Union 113 Mil-waukee. He enjoyed hunting and spending time at his cabin in Shawano. He owned Shlufty’s Inn in the town of Barton for the past 21 years. 

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memories include his wife, Cindy; three children, Kevin (Melissa) Martin of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ryan (partner, Erin) Martin of Minneapolis and Kelly Martin of Kewaskum; three nephews, David (Janine) Martin, Jeff (Lisa) Martin and Craig (Debbie) Martin, all of Kewaskum; his parents-in-law, Alvin and Frances Wiesner of Brownsville, other relatives and friends. He was the great uncle of seven, and is also survived by his canine friends, Libby and Bucky.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Martin; an uncle, Howard Backhaus, and two aunts, Caroline Eisen-traut and Irene Stange.   

Funeral services for Gary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum.  The Rev. Timothy Henning will officiate and private burial will be in Lutheran Memorial Park in Kewaskum. 

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of services. 

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