Adrian W. Martin, 88, of Des Moines died March 30, 2014 surrounded by his family at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
Adrian W. Martin, 88, of Des Moines died March 30, 2014 surrounded by his family at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. He was born Jan. 12, 1926 in Des Moines to Pearle E. and Virginia (Dutton) Martin. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, in addition to many other accolades. He retired from East High School after 33 years of faithful service.
Adrian is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha; daughter Karen (John) Sheldon; son Dennis; grandchildren Rebecca, Abigail and Rachel Shelton, Brandon and Lacie; brother Dale; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded by sisters Roberta and Madge and brother Boyd.
Services will be held Wednesday, April 2, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St., Des Moines. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. followed immediately by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Private family interment will take place at Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, or Animal Lifeline of Iowa.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.