Kenneth D. Martin age 82 a longtime resident of River Falls died in his sleep early Wednesday, January 11, of pancreatic cancer.

Ken was born the son of Charles and Dorothy (Sutherland) Martin on December 6, 1934 in Pepin, WI. He spent his childhood years in Elmwood. Ken was a retired electrician with 3M and Armour. He had a love of Ford motor vehicles, was a member of multiple area car clubs, and spent many weekends at area car shows.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carol; father, Charles; sisters, Beverly Leach and Charlene Martin. Ken is survived by his children, Michele (Stephen) Bloes; Colleen Martin, Bob Martin; his mother, Dorothy Martin; siblings Brenda Martin and Michael (Sandy) Martin; he is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

A funeral service was held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. at HOPE Lutheran Church, 3337 Kingsbarn Ave., in River Falls. Visitation was also Monday from 1-2 p.m. at the church. 

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Rhinos Foundation of River Falls, P.O. Box 689 River Falls, WI 54022.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.  The family would like to thank Ken’s neighbors and Alva Leach for their assistance during his illness.