THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 15, 2019
Martin Lake, 82, of Oconto, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 with family by his side.
Born April 18, 1936 in Appleton, to Hunter and Clarice (Hinckley) Lake, after graduating from Appleton High School, he served in the United Stats Army Reserves. On Sept. 22, 1962, he married Rosemarie McGinnis at St Mary's Catholic Church in Kaukauna.
A farmer most of his life, he farmed in Flint Hill, Va. and settled in Pensaukee. He served for several years with the Pensaukee Volunteer Fire Department, was a member since 1965 of St Joseph Parish, now Holy Trinity Parish, was active in religious education and volunteered for many Parish events.
He is survived by his wife of more than 56 years, Rosemarie; four children, Mark (Veronica) Lake, Carolyn (Jeffrey) Lehndorf, Matthew (Stacy) Lake and Jennifer Lake; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray (Joyce) Lake; two sisters, Linda (Kelly) Scalf and Marian (Dee Campbell) Lake and many other relatives and friends.
His parents preceded him in death.
Friends may call at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 716 Madison Street, Oconto on Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., with Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will be in Oconto Catholic Cemetery. A memorial fund was established in his memory. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Oconto is assisting the family with arrangements.