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-Lyle W. Martin-

Lyle W. Martin, 99, of rural Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Pastor Ron Whitlatch of Columbus Junction United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 21st from 1:00-2:00 P.M., one hour before the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Pleasant Grove Community Church in Lyle’s name. Online condolences may be left to the Martin family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Lyle Wiley Martin was born July 13, 1908 in Kildare, Oklahoma, the son of Hugh and Alta (Wiley) Martin. On September 1, 1938 he was united in marriage to Norma E. Murphy in Iola, Kansas, and they farmed there together for several years. On March 1, 1943 they rented an immigrant car and moved their belongings to a farm west of Conesville, IA. They moved to their present day farm in the spring of 1963 located along Indian Creek, southeast of Columbus Junction. Lyle was a member of the Farm Bureau and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching wrestling on television.

Lyle will be dearly missed by his 2 sons, Stephen L. Martin and Phil Martin and his wife, Beth, all of Columbus Junction; 3 grandchildren, Rory, Caroline and Charlotte Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma in 2005; 1 daughter in infancy; 1 brother, Glen Martin; and 2 sisters, Hope McColough and Faye Morris.

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