Norman D. Martin, 94, of Brookings, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Stoneybrook Suites in Brookings. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Brookings. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings.
Norman D. Martin was born on Nov. 20, 1918, in Chamberlain, the son of William and Winifred (Powers) Martin.
Norm spent his early years and received his education in Pukwana and was a graduate of Pukwana High School in 1936. He continued his education at SDSU in Brookings and graduated in 1942 with a degree in Agriculture. In 1942, he entered the United States Air Force. Norm married Marjorie B. Alleman on March 26, 1942.
After his discharge from the military in 1946, he was employed at the Extension service in Aberdeen, as an associate county agent. In 1947, he moved to Brookings and continued his employment with the Extension service. In 1948, he went to work for Standard Oil, and continued his employment there until his retirement in 1975. Norm was very proud of serving on the Brookings Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years. Marjorie died on Aug. 8, 1997, in Brookings.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookings and the Golden K. He was also a member of the American Legion, the BPO Elks, and the VFW. He especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and spending time at his cabin on Lake Poinsett.
He is survived by a son, Jim (Reyna) Martin of Brookings; two daughters, Nancy (Craig) Byers of Isanti, Minn., and Bonnie (Jerry) Langum of Spearfish; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law Jack Primm of Rapid City and a close friend, Donna McLagan.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers, Willard and Bob, and two sisters, Ann and Marlys.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.