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Obituary for Ira M. Martin

Ira M. Martin, 75, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Ellis K. and Lena G. Martin. He was the loving husband of the late Susan (Weaver) Martin, who passed away in 2017.

Ira was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church, where he served in various roles over the years.

He was a farmer and worked alongside his father on the family farm. After farming, he was a truck driver for Animal Health International until his health left him unable to continue. Ira was a friend to all he met and will be remembered for his friendliness and caring heart. His humbleness was evident throughout his life.

Ira is survived by three children, Melanie Martin of Akron, Marvin, husband of Kendra Martin of Stevens, Melinda, wife of the late Steven Hoover of Ephrata; six grandchildren, Kara, wife of Jason Martin, Clay, husband of Hannah Martin, Grant Martin, Michael, Lincoln, and Natalie Hoover; one great-grandchild, Violet Martin; six siblings, Lester, husband of Elsie Martin, Arlene, wife of Jere Martin, Alma, wife of Arthur Musser, Mabel, wife of the late John Martin, Ray, wife of Marie Martin and Wilmer, husband of Lucille Martin.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Martin; a sister, Mary, wife of George Hurst; two brothers, Norman, husband, of Minerva Martin and Ellis, husband of the late Erma Martin.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 6 to 8 PM, at Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 28th Division Highway, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 10 to 11 AM, at the church, followed by his funeral service at 11 AM, with Pastor Glenn Sauder and Pastor Ray Martin officiating. Interment will take place in Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.