Fortkamp birthday

Friday, June 5, 2020
Martin Fortkamp

100th birthday

The family of Martin Fortkamp of McCook is requesting a card shower in honor of his 100th birthday on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born in rural Chase County and grew up on the family farm south of Wauneta, Neb. He married Erma Donze in 1951 and farmed southwest of Hayes Center, Neb., until retirement. Martin resided in Wauneta until moving to Brookdale in McCook. He now resides at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Growing up, Martin played baseball and softball and was nicknamed “Pepper Martin” for being a great third baseman. He won numerous trophies in horseshoe tournaments, He loves music, playing his harmonica and playing cards. His family includes his late wife, Erma, who passed away October 2019; his late great-grandson, Wyatt Smidt; son, Duane (Pat) Fortkamp of McCook, daughter, Gayla (Steve) Swisher of McCook; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cards of congratulations will reach him at c/o Hillcrest Nursing Home, P.0. Box 1087, McCook, NE. 69001.