Obituary of Leander B Martin
Passed away peacefully at Derbecker’s Heritage House, St. Jacobs, on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in his 85th year. Leander B. Martin, formerly of Linwood, was the beloved husband of Melinda (nee Bowman) Martin for 63 years.
Dear father of Paul and Sharon of Elmira, Lester and Kathy of Lloydminster, AB, Alice of Wallenstein, Mary of Linwood, James of Linwood, Oscar and Janet of Harriston, and Gerald and Valerie of Port Elgin. Fondly remembered by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.
Brother of Owen and Elvina of Floradale, Elmeda and Edwin Sittler of Linwood, and Ivan and Salome of Wallenstein. Brother-in-law of Reta (Mrs. Ira) Martin of Wallenstein, and Fern (formerly Mrs. Tilman Martin) and Melvin Weber of Linwood.
Predeceased by his parents Absalom and Lydia (nee Bowman) Martin, stepmother Susannah (nee Bauman) Martin, a grandson, sister Melinda and Melvin H. Martin, and brothers Melvin and Elvina (and Elvina’s second husband Leander R. Martin), Ira, and Tilman.
Visitation for relatives and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A family service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9 a.m., then to Fair Haven Mennonite Meeting House, 7386 Perth Rd. 121, RR 1, Newton, for burial and public service.
A special thank you to the staff at Heritage House for their loving care.
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