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Published April 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Alan C. Martin

Alan C. Martin, 85 of Devils Lake, ND died Friday morning, April 19, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Devils Lake with burial in the Christianson Cemetery, rural Park River, ND later in the spring.

Alan C. Martin

Alan C. Martin, 85 of Devils Lake, ND died Friday morning, April 19, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Devils Lake with burial in the Christianson Cemetery, rural Park River, ND later in the spring.

Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Time of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Alan Charles Martin was born July 29, 1927 in his family home in Chaffee, North Dakota, the second of eight children born to William and Ada (Hacke) Martin. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, and graduated from Chaffee High School in 1944. In 1946 enrolled at Dakota Business College in Fargo. He met Doris Ann Liddle and they were united in marriage September 20, 1953. The couple made their home in Devils Lake, North Dakota, where he has resided to the present day.

Alan was a Licensed Public Accountant, working with Farmers Union Central Exchange for 60 years. In 1992, Alan retired, eventually turning over his business to his son John, who had worked with him for 12 years.

Being an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was a dedicated supporter of the Green Bay Packers. Alan served on several boards, acted as treasurer for his churches, and recently initiated a scholarship at Lake Region State College in business for individuals interested in management of rural co-operatives.

Alan loved to experience new people and places. He was inspired by nature and valued its beauty in every season. He will be remembered for his quiet strength and strong enthusiastic spirit.

He is survived by his children: Ann (Don) Irmen; Nancy (Mark) Koehn all of Fargo; N.D., Karen (Cary) Radisewitz of Luverne, MN.; Daniel Martin of Avon, CO.; and John (Kathy) Martin of Devils Lake. Eleven grandchildren: Beth (Josh) Oien, Laura (John) Pitzl, Danny (Katy) Irmen; Travis (Jennifer) Koehn, Nikole and Haley Koehn; Jessie (Denis) Paquette, Leah Radisewitz, Alyssa (Nathan) Domagala; Kara and Jacob Martin. Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Brothers; Bill (Verona) Martin of Chaffee, ND, Wesley (Verna) Martin Carrington, ND., Philip (Darlene) Martin, Andover, MN., and Roger (Pauline) Martin, Napoleon, ND., Sisters; Virginia (Leon) Johnson, Fargo, ND, Rose (Pat) Markovic, Wilmington, DE.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; parents; brother and sister in law, Calvin and Mae Martin.

Friends may sign the online register book at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com

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