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Daniel L. Martin 1928-1949


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Date: 2/28/2018 at 15:49:36

Daniel L. Martin, 21, Metalsmith third class of the U. S. Navy and son of Mrs. Bessie Martin of Calumet, died at the Sioux Valley Hospital, Cherokee, early Saturday morning of an accidental bullet wound in his head, suffered about 4 1/2 hours earlier at the home of his mother.

The accident happened about 10 o'clock Friday night as he was showing the pistol, a new 22-Colt Woodsman, which he bought recently, to members of his family. He was rushed to the hospital, by ambulance, where he passed away without regaining consciousness.

Daniel had been home only a short time, coming to spend his 60-day re-enlistment leave with his mother and brothers and sisters, after having just recently completed serving three years in the Navy.

Military service were conducted by the Calumet American Legion Post 688 at the funeral held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zion's Evangelical and Reformed Church at Calumet.

Rev. M.C. Roberts of Cherokee and Rev. F. Paul of Petersen had charge of the services, directed by Baumgarten's Funeral Home. Hymns sung by Mrs. Phillip Jordan were "The Lord's Prayer" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye". Mrs. Loren Drefke was accompanist.

Pallbearers were Claire Draper, Ralph Clark, Loring Hardy, James Hawkins, Wayne Case and Robert Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wolter had charge of the flowers.

For the military service, Gerald Schmidt and Delbert Wiese served as Color Bearers and Harold Mugge and Dalton Mugge as Color Guard. Commander Carl Kruse presented the flag to the family a also directed the firing squad. Clayon Hill was bugler and sounded taps.

Daniel Lewis Martin, son of Albert and Bessie Martin, was born on January 13, 1928, at Sioux City, Iowa. He passed away on February 19, 1949, at the Sioux Valley hospital at Cherokee at the age of 21 years, one month, and 6 days.

He lived with his family at Sioux City, Marcus, in and near Paullina, and more recently at Calumet, where he attended the Calumet high school.

Daniel dedicated his life to the Lord July 31, 1938, at the Calumet Gospel Tabernacle and the same afternoon was baptized at the Storm Lake Bible Camp by the Rev. L.L. Fogelman, who was pastor at Calumet at the time.

On April 26, 1946, he enlisted in the United States Navy and at the time of his death was a Metalsmith 3rd class. Having spent 3 years in the navy, he recently re-enlisted for 3 more years. He was on leave from his duties at the time of his death.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bessie (Gibbs) Martin of Calumet, 4 sisters Mary Lou (Mrs.Merritt) Henderson of Menahga, Minn., Laura (Mrs. Wm.) Wolter of Storm Lake, Nellie (Mrs. Norman) Meyer of Paullina, and Betty at home. 3 brothers, Pat of Memphis, Tenn., and Burton and Paul of Calumet, besides many other relatives.

From Paullina Times Feb 24, 1949


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