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Glenwood F. Martin Jr.

1946 to 2014


Glenwood F. Martin Jr.

1946 to 2014

Glenwood F. Martin “JR” passed away Thursday evening, March 20, 2014 at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care Unit.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wed., March 26, 2014 at the Dalton Cemetery with Pastor Mark Zalesky of the First Christian Church in Sidney officiating.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial has been established in JR’s name to the First Christian Church, 940 13th Avenue, Sidney, NE.

You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the family at

JR was born on Dec. 28, 1946 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was the son of Glenwood and Doris Martin of Sidney, Nebraska and the grandson of Herman and Mary Martin of Dalton, Nebraska and William and Ella Brandt of Fort Morgan, Colorado.

JR attended school in various western states and spent much of his adult life as a farmer working the family owned land in Colorado. JR moved to Sidney with his parents when they retired. He worked at Cabela’s warehouse for a few years. He enjoyed watching old movie classics.

His most memorable experience was visiting the Holy Land and “walking where Jesus walked”. He drew great comfort from his faith in God. He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church where he served as a deacon.

JR is survived by his sister, Renee’ (Martin) Blankenstein and husband, Phil, of Millersville, Pa., his niece, Laurie Lignowski and her sons, Steve Payne and Darren Lignowski of Sparks, Nev. and his nephew Michael Payne and wife Jarre’, and their son Nick Payne also of Sparks, Nev. JR will be greatly missed by many close friends and their families.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Martin family.


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