Patrick Martin, 94 of Columbus, formerly of Gothenburg, died Saturday November 24 at Beverly Healthcare in Columbus. Funeral services are 10:30 am on Wednesday at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joseph A. Miksch officiating. Visitation will begin on Tuesday after 4 pm at McKown Funeral Home with a Vigil service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at St. Isidore Church from 9:30 am until service time. Burial will be in All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.
Patrick E. Martin was born January 16, 1907 in Belgrade, NE to John Edward & Catherine (Walsh) Martin. He married Ida Jane Jeannette Crockett on September 18, 1933 in St. Paul, NE. He worked on Kingsley Dam while living in Sutherland before moving to Gothenburg where he worked on the Tri-County Canal as a mechanic on the huge Monighan drag line. He later worked for the Hailey Chevrolet dealership in Gothenburg for many years as the shop foreman. He served as a policeman in Gothenburg before working many years at Monroe Auto Equipment Co. in Cozad until his retirement. He was a very active and enthusiastic trap shooter, winning over 90 trophies. He was a registered gunsmith and restored guns for many years. He was a member of the Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Gothenburg and St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus. Memorials are directed to the donors choice.
He is survived by:
Wife Jeannette Martin of Columbus, NE
Daughter Janeeta (William) Kline of Columbus, NE
Grandchild Patricia (John) Haugaard of Atlanta, GA
Grandchild Duane "Mike" (Beth) Kline of Atlanta, GA
Grandchild Keith (Janelle) Kline of Columbus, NE
Great-Grandchildren-John Patrick, Danielle, Michelle, William, Katherine, Charles, Robert, Dana Martin Haugaard, and Sara Haugaard.
Preceded in death by his parents, one sister Eileen Osborn, and one infant brother