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Naaman S. Martin, 92, Goshen, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at his residence.
He was born July 30, 1925, in Wakarusa, to Joseph E. and Mary S. (Shaum) Martin. Mr. Martin lived his lifetime in this area.
On Oct. 20, 1948, he married Ruth Lahman. She preceded him in death June 4, 2017.
He worked as a contractor as owner of Martin Construction Company in Wakarusa. He also worked with Brown & Brown Construction. After his retirement, he built and operated a portable saw mill.
Naaman accepted Christ in his youth and served as a minister at Salem Mennonite Church. He attended Cornerstone Mennonite Church.
Surviving are his daughters, Mary Lou Wright, Goshen, Lois (Arthur) Zimmerman and Arlene (Kenny) Shaum, both of Nappanee, Loretta (David) Pence, Broadway, Virginia; Mark (Linda) Martin, Nappanee; sons, Owen (Wanda) Martin, Goshen, Dwight (Carla) Martin, Sundance, Wyoming; 35 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sisters, Edna Brubaker, Nappanee, Miriam (David) Hoover and Rhoda Martin, both of Goshen; brothers, Alan Martin, Goshen, and Benjamin Martin, New Market, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Waneta Rodes; great-grandson, Tanner Zimmerman; sisters, Barbara Brubacher, Susannah Ramer, Emma Ramer, Ida Ramer, Bertha Martin, Grace Shirk, Ruth Brubaker and Suetta Bechtel; and brothers, Daniel Martin, Jason Martin and Rufus Martin.
Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Harrison Christian School, C.R. 11, Goshen.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Cornerstone Mennonite Church, Nappanee. Ministers Ben Martin, Earl Martin and home ministers of the church will officiate.
Burial will be at Cornerstone Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Galilean Children's Home or Heralds of Hope.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on February 6, 2018
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