Dean Martin, age 91, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Born on Oct. 12, 1927 in Cobb, Wisconsin to Andrew and Jennie (Haines) Martin. Served in the army for two years. Married Elaine Rice on November 4, 1949. Was a telegraph operator for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 10 years. Moved to Cassville in 1960 and operated the Cassville Cafe for 5 years. He then worked for the United States Post Office in Cassville until his retirement. He always had a big garden to care for and raised rabbits for many years. Dean and Elaine spent many hours fishing the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Dad kept busy baiting and unhooking while mom reeled the fish in.
He is survived by two children, Kevin (Monica) Martin and Kari (Steve) Schaal. A brother Darwin (Donna) Martin. Sister-in-law Vivian Lageson, brothers-in-law Derold Rice and Gordon (Claudine) Rice. Dean is survived by 6 grandchildren, Wyatt (Diane), Vanessa (John), Alston, Logan, Gable and Skyler. Dean is further survived by 4 great-grandchildren, Emma, Thane, Charlotte and Lily and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his wife Elaine, son Thane, brothers, Edwin and Gomer, and sisters, Anita, Thelma, Janice, and Ila.
In keeping with Dean's wishes there will be no formal services.
One of his favorite saying was "Be Honest- Be kind - Have Fun and Make It A Nice Day!"
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