Martin, Daniel Lee
June 5, 1947 – May 31, 2017
Age 69 of Wayzata, died unexpectedly in his home in Wayzata, MN on May 31, 2017, 6 days shy of his 70th birthday. Dan was born in Nyack, NY, and grew up as a MK & PK in Cyprus, Beersheba (Israel), Minnesota, and Saskatchewan (Canada). Dan married Leigh Ann Spaulding in 1970 and served with the U.S. Armed Forces in Germany from 1971 through 1973. He was honorably discharged and was active in the Army Reserves for 22 years. Dan worked for the State of MN for 45 years. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin & Ruth Martin, son-in-law Jeff Robinson, and many aunts & uncles. He is survived by his daughter Sherri “Marti”, son Jayme (Sarah), grandchildren Bradley, Lukas, Gabriella & Greyson, and siblings Keith (Jenny), Nathan (Diane), Shirley (Steve) Gader, & Darrell (Darlene), and many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins & friends. A Memorial Services will be held at Hiawatha Church, 4155 41st Ave S, Minneapolis 55406 at 3pm on Monday, June 12. Dan will later be laid to rest with honors at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, please consider mailing a check made out to D. Martin Grandchildren College Fund at the above address.
(Published in the Star Tribune on June 9, 2017)