COZAD -- Lawrence "Larry" Martin, 82, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2006) at his home in Cozad.
He was born Nov. 7, 1924, at Beaver City to Harry and Marie Lomax Martin. He graduated from Beaver City High School in 1942.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, with duty at Normandy, Rhineland and Eastern Europe. He earned three Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.
Following his discharge, he graduated from Kearney State Teacher's College in 1948. He taught at Minden High School and rural school in Furnas County. He moved to McCook with employment at DeGroff's Clothing Store. He lived for several years and worked with the Boy Scout Agency at O'Neill. In 1963, he moved to Cozad where he was employed with Monroe Auto Equipment Co. until his retirement in 1987.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, V.F.W., American Legion and the Cozad and Dawson County Historical Societies. He was a patron member of the Battle of Normandy Museum.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, LaVonne; and two brothers, Bertell and LaVerne.
Survivors include five sisters, Helen Wolzen of Arapahoe, Carol Smith of Beaver City, Twila and husband, Dale Fults of Beaver City, Elta and husband Harold Eatherton of New Castle, Wyo., and DeEtta and husband, Richard Dunkhas of Oxford; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cozad with the Rev. Don O'Brien officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City.
Visitation is from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.