Mary F. Martin

Mary F. Martin

Mary F. Martin

On May 5, 2022, Mary F. Martin, 84, of Westfield, entered her heavenly home. She was born August 1, 1937, to Ralph and Mary Becker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sharing a loving home with her three sisters, Gertrude (Toots), Janet, and Donna.

On July 28, 1956, Mary began her 50+ year journey with the love of her life, Clarence (Pete) Martin, and along the way they had three children, Peter, Paul, and Kathleen. Eventually her journey took her from Milwaukee to Tess Corners and finally to Dousman. In 1974, she took a job at Kettle Moraine High School spending the next 25 years working as attendance secretary, where her sincerity and pure joy for life touched countless young people who still remember her years later.

In 1999, she “graduated” from KMHS and retired to her lake front home outside Westfield. Never one to sit still, Mary spent the next leg of her journey to care for Haley and Lacey Halverson (whom she loved as her own), socializing with the local Red Hatters, volunteering her time and talents for groups including Pine Lake Camp, Adams County Humane Society, Westfield Friends of the Library, and most importantly, doing the Lord’s work at Immanuel Lutheran. Mary was an active member of the church, and enjoyed singing in the choir, organizing community events and was a leader of the Altar Guild.

Mary is survived by her sister Donna Becker, son Peter (Ronnie) Martin, daughter Kathleen (Steve) Englund, and daughter-in-law Mary Martin. Her grandchildren, Melissa (Jory Waldbillig) Martin, Brooks (Deidra) Martin, Kaitlyn (Chris) Carlson, and Chase (Katelyn Wurtz) Martin. Great-grandchildren Ava and Corbin Carlson. Numerous nieces and nephews and their children that still call her “Auntie Sissy”. Her family at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and friends and acquaintances that have been touched by her unique ability to bring a ray of sunshine into each and every day. She will be dearly missed by all.

A celebration of life service will be 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (243 Linden Street Adams, WI) Rev. John Krebs will officiate. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Town of Springfield, Marquette County, Wisconsin at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory by donating to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Tricia Scarlato says:

    Peter and Kathleen with love and warm hugs. Memories truly begin… make sure to hug each other often even if only over the phone. To your families, my heart hurts for your loss and prays for family comfort always. With love to all, always.

  2. Tricia Scarlato says:

    My Auntie Sissy provided the best laughter, the warmest hugs, cuddle up memories of bible readings and great family gatherings. Forever yours great-fully with love

  3. cheryl iverson says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember her from Kettle Moraine where I was a student. Peace for your family.

  4. Jane Bader says:

    Mary was a wonderfully uplifting lady! I was blessed to have her as a sister in Christ!

  5. Sharon Statz says:

    I met Mary when I moved from GA back to WI in 2012. She was always so warm, friendly and charming. She conveyed the essence of Christian love. My heart goes out to her family in their sorrow. I will miss her very much.

  6. Lavonne Scott says:

    Mary was one special lady!

  7. Jackie Brown says:

    Mary was not only a friend but always there to talk to, share things with or just being there. She was like a sister to me. We did many things together but most of all her greatest gift was to share the love of the Lord with everyone she met. We were all so blessed to have had her with us. She’ll be missed but never forgotten.

  8. Elizabeth Turner(Dodson) says:

    mary was a dear friend to my family when we lived in Dousman She will be missed

  9. Beverly “Bevy” Ott says:

    Beverly “Bevy” Ott
    Mary was my True Best Friend at KMHS.
    We worked together in the front office, retiring right after one another. She was the most caring person to every student who ever came up to her for whatever reason. Even the kids with problems. She always had time for each and everyone one of them. She was KM for ALL of us……My Sympathy to her whole Family……love to ALL…..

  10. Tammy Johnson says:

    Mary was the secretary at KM when I started as a young social studies teacher. She looked after me like a mother and I always appreciated her kindness.

  11. Jessie Crossman says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss. I remember her vividly from KMHS. She was a wonderful woman beautiful inside and out. Miss you rest in peace. My condolences to the family for your loss

  12. Sharon Boos says:

    I worked with Mary at KMHS fir a couple if years before transferring to the admin office for a total of 32 years at that school district. I remember her as a very caring , considerate person. May she rest in peace