Reinhardt (Pete) (Reine) Ewold Martin

Corporal Reinhardt Martin has arrived safely in England, according to word received by his wife, who lives at 726 1/2 Market Street, this city. 

He entered the service on September 9, 1942 and received his training at Camp Pickett, VA; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Camp Forrest, TN; Desert Training Center, CA; Fort Bragg, NC; Camp Stoney Field, SC; and Camp Gordon, GA.

Corporal Martin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Martin of Cleghorn. He has one brother, Private First Class Frederick Martin, in the Army at Fort Knox, KY.

Contributed by Karen A. (Martin) Jorgensen

Obituaries - Leader Telegram Saturday, August 21, 1999
Reinhardt Martin, 87, of 729 Market Street, passed away Thursday, August 19, 1999 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born June 3, 1912 in Cleghorn, WI to Alvina (Henning) and Rudolph Martin. He was married to Marie (King) on June 12, 1941 at his parents' home in Cleghorn.

Reine farmed and was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, prior to his service in the United States Army. He served with Troop C 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron during the battle of the Rhineland and central Europe. During his service, he was awarded two Bronze Service Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged as a Sergeant on November 21, 1945.

After World War II, he worked at National Presto Industries, Demmler's Greenhouse, and retired from Northwest Wholesale Supply in 1977. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire and American Legion Post 53 for over 50 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tending his prize tomatoes, and feeding birds in the backyard. 

Reine is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie; his daughter, Karen Jorgensen; two grandchildren, Mathew (Katie) Jorgensen, Neillsville; and Trisha  Jorgensen (fiancÚ Matt Yates); and his sister, Dorothy Pabst, Brackett. He was proceeded in death by his parents, brother Frederick (Fritz) Martin, and son in-law, Mark Jorgensen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 23 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, at 11 am. Visitation will be at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, Sunday, August 22, from 4-8 pm and one hour before services, Monday, at the church.