Robert Martin, 91

Robert Eugene Martin, 91, of Wabash, died at 11:11 pm, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the VA Eagle Wings Hospice in Marion. 

He was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Lagro, to Walter "Mick" and Edith Evelyn (Young) Martin.

Robert was a U.S. Army field medic during World War II on the beaches of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. 

He married Frances Binkerd on Dec. 20, 1947; she died Feb. 13, 2011. 

After the war, he worked in construction with his father, and also worked for Story Electric.  He enjoyed square dancing, hunting and fishing in Canada, and drinking coffee at Hoosier Point with his friends.   

He is survived by four children, Dennis Martin, Randy Martin, and Linda Martin, all of Wabash, and Roger Martin of Huntington; three granddaughters, Shelly (Jeremy) France of Lagro, and Ashley Martin and Andrea Martin, both of Wabash; five great-grandchildren, Breanna Martin and Drake Sluss, both of Wabash, Sarah France and Dakota France, both of Lagro, and Madison Martin of Wabash, and a sister, Dorothy Timmons of Wabash. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, son, Darrell Martin, daughter, Cathy Martin, and sister, Suzann Stitz.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Robert may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jan 26