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Ralph K Martin

June 14, 1932 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 86)

VERONA – Ralph K. Martin, 86, joined Heaven’s ranks on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Ralph was born on June 14, 1932 in Mauston, WI, on the family homestead, to Clarence and Mary Martin.  After school he enlisted in the US Army from 1953 until 1954, serving in Alaska.  Ralph married the love of his life, Ruth E. Scott, on June 11, 1955.  He was employed at the UW Physical Plant for over 30 years.    He was currently a member of Calvary Bible Fellowship in Madison.   

Through their marriage they were blessed with four children, Rita (Jeff Hardel) of Verona, Randall (Carmen) of Greenfield, IN, Ronald of Verona, and Richard (Cindy) of Verona; granddaughters, Kristi Newcomb of Houston, TX, Kayla of Verona, Casondra Nishida of Carmel, IN, Kimberly of Verona, and Katy of Verona; six great grandchildren, including one due in December; sister, Vivian Chapman; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 57 years, Ruth; and brother, Donald.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 201 South Main Street, Verona.  Private burial at Verona Cemetery.

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