Joseph N. Martell Sr., 61, 1705 Porter St. Wausau, died on Sunday Jan. 30, 2011 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Joseph was born May 18, 1949 in Wausau to Rita (Pigeon) Martell and the late Norman Martell. He married Susan Fochs on April 18, 1970 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. He served for 8 years in the Army National Guard. He was a self employed painter and dry waller.
He enjoyed fishing, traveling, sightseeing, playing cards especially cribbage, and board games, being involved with his grandchildren and will be best remembered for always helping family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Susan "Sue" Martell, Wausau; mother, Rita Martell, Wausau; son, Joseph "JJ" Martell, Wausau; grandchildren, Arianna Kibler-Martell, Seattle, WA, Walker and Aurora Martell both of Wausau; sisters, Mary (Richard) Walters, Sacramento, CA, Rita (Steve) Kerswill, Weston, and Angela Reynolds, Wausau; brothers, Paul (Cindy) Martell, Wausau, Jude (Sue) Martell, Schofield, Jim (Linda) Martell, Chippewa Falls, and Peter Martell, Wausau, father-in-law, Joseph (Debra) Fochs, Wausau; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his father he was preceded in death by a grandson, Spencer Martell and a nephew, Brandon Fochs.
Memorial service will be held at 12 noon Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6305 Alderson St. Weston. Rev. Raymond Connor and Rev. Brad Hubbard will officiate. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston with a Parish Vigil to be held at 7:30 p.m. and visitation will continue from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.
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