Jacob "Jake" Mathias Martin


September 7, 1929 - June 17, 2015



 Jacob Mathias Martin, Jr was born in Mitchell, SD on September 7, 1929 to Jake and Elizabeth (Peters) Martin.  He grew up and attended school in White Lake, SD.  In 1951 he was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War, serving 18 months until 1953.  In September of 1954 he married Elnora Mabel Bintliff at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.  At that time he took over his father’s farm until health issues caused him to move to Mitchell in March of 1969.  After moving to Mitchell he bought the Harry Moller Insurance Agency, which he and his wife operated for 28 years before retiring. He loved all the years of playing cards and going to dances with friends and in later years he enjoyed going to coffee and visiting with others. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife, Elnora of 60 years, 5 children: Rick (Pam)  Martin of Mitchell, Denise Asmus of Mitchell, Dodie (Bill) Boyd of Sioux Falls, Randy (Gayle) Martin of York, NE and Robert (Gretchen) Martin of Minneapolis, MN; 13 grandchildren: Josh, Jessica, Joey, Eric, Zac, Jennifer, Eliza, Heather, Kristi, Jeff, Alex, Stella and Frank, 19 great-grandchildren,  his sisters: Mary Allen and EllaLee Schmitz, step-brothers: Tom and John Liebrich and step-sister, Marlene Jordahl.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clarence and Ambrose, sisters, Clara and Lucille, step-brother, Gerald Liebrich and son-in-law, Alan Asmus.



Friday, June 19, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Scripture Service - 7:00 PM
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Kleve & Tonya Klingaman on June 20, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Mike & Anita Haumont on June 19, 2015
Randy, Gayle & Family ~ We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Even though we never met him, I know he had to be a great person just from what I see in Randy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Neil Peters on June 19, 2015
Elnora and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I know that Jake will be missed by many, as there is only one Jake and I know I will miss going round and round with him. May God be with all of you in this time of loss.
Posted by Tiffany(Munsen) & Jeff Thiry & family on June 18, 2015
Elnora and families.......soooo sorry to hear about Jake! What a "character" he was! Always able to share a laugh even through rough moments! Elnora, may the Precious and Good Lord hold you and ALL your family in the palm of His hand during these difficult days and the days, months, and years ahead! Wishing you a lifetime of memories and peace in your hearts! Thinking of you!
Posted by Jacque Schumacher on June 18, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Jake - especially when we found out we shared the same birthday. God bless him. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Posted by Louise Thurman on June 18, 2015
So Sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Patty(thiry)Surat on June 18, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the family, I truly enjoyed the little visits I had with Jake when I saw him in mitchell, he will truly be missed, God Bless
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