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Betty J. Martin
Issue Date: February 6, 2020
Betty J. (Wickman) Martin, 85, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at her home.
Born March 16, 1934 in Marinette, to Charles and Bessie (Stewart) Wickman, she grew up on the family farm in Porterfield and graduated from Marinette High School in 1952. She attended the Lutheran Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, where she graduated in 1955. While there she met her future husband, Gerald A. Martin and they married in 1956 and he preceded her in death in 1991.
They lived in Prairie du Sac for many years where she worked as a registered nurse at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. After retirement, she moved to her present home on Lake Noquebay in rural Marinette County.
Devoted to family and friends, she loved spending time with them and made her home available for many gatherings. She also enjoyed traveling when possible. A lifelong member of Porterfield Lutheran Church, her faith and church were very important to her.
Survivors include three children, Bruce (Kathy) Martin, Scott (Mary) Martin and Lynn (Greg) Mulvey; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Wickman; a sister, Faye Edelburg and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Gerald, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Audrey, Dorothy, Mildred and Donald.
Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Friday, Jan. 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visitation continued at Porterfield Lutheran Church on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m., with Rev. Christina Forsythe officiating. Burial was in Prairie du Sac Cemetery.