David L. Martin
Date of Birth
June 28, 1945
Rockwell City, Iowa
Entered into Rest
September 24, 2015
Atlantic, Iowa
Memorial Service Directions

Monday, September 28, 2015 ~ 11:00 am
Waverly United Methodist Church ~ Waverly, Nebraska
Private Interment at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

In care of the family

David L. Martin, 70 of Greenwood, NE, died Thursday, September 24, 2015 near Atlantic, IA. He was born June 28, 1945 in Rockwell City, IA to Owen and Hazel (Peltz) Martin. Dave graduated from Manson High School in 1964. In 2003, he was married to Gay (Maher) Snyder in Lincoln. Dave was a retired police chief for the Carter Lake Police Department in Carter Lake, IA with over 28 years of service. After retirement Dave continued to stay busy working with Crop Protection Services, Homeland Security, and helping his neighbors and friends.

Dave was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the NRA, and he was a board member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. He was proud that he was a Certified Firearms Instructor for the police department. Dave loved his motorcycles and guns; but, most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by wife, Gay Martin of Greenwood; sons, Jeff (Melissa) Martin of Evans, CO, Tim (Tiffani) Martin of Johnstown, CO, Christian Snyder of Greenwood, Aaron Snyder and friend Cassandra of Lincoln, Sam (Missy) Snyder of Louisville; mother-in-law, Dorothy Maher of Greenwood; sister-in-law, Norma Martin; dear friends, Kenny and Judy Egli; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and close friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, Owen and Hazel Martin; step-son, Jeff Snyder; step-grandson, Zachary Snyder; brothers, Dale Martin and Delbert Martin.


Condolences for David L. Martin
  1. Mike and Sue Keefe
    • September 27, 2015 - 4 years ago

    The Martin Family, I am so sorry for your loss, God bless you all.

  2. David and Edie LaPlante
    • September 27, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Dear Gay, Christian and family,
    We are so sorry for the sudden loss of Dave.
    He was a kind neighbor and always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be dearly missed.
    We are praying for all of you during this time of sorrow. My Our Lord and His angels console you.
    God bless you,
    David and Edie LaPlante and family

  3. • September 27, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Dave was not only a co-worker in the city of Garner, Iowa, but a neighbor and friend. We shared alot of good and bad times. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and pray that he did not have to suffer any length of time. God Bless his soul and will always be remembered.

  4. Molly Lunning Winter
    • September 27, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Dave was a wonderful man. He was like an uncle to me when I was growing up. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

  5. Ivan D Dodd
    • September 27, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Dear Gay, Jeff, Tim & other family
    Carole & I send our prayers and deepest sympathy to all. Dave was a great friend and co-worker. It seems like just yesterday that he was staying at our house while he visited his Rotary friends here in Garner. We shared several stories that night and they will stay a part of us forever. The Lord now has a bigger plan for him in heaven. As a husband, father and a good friend, he will be missed. God Bless you David.

  6. Terry & Shirley Terhune
    • September 28, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Our sincere sympathy to the family of Dave Martin. We are the parents of Steve and Melissa Terhune, and knew Dave as the song leader at the Ice Cream Socials at the church. May you be comforted by the many lives he touched. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Amy Wurst
    • September 28, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your family’s loss.

  8. Linda Sutton Churchill
    • September 29, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Dear Gay, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will sustain you during the days and nights ahead. May He be close to you and uphold you. May you feel His loving arms around you. Alan called to let me know about Dave’s accident and it was such a shock. Sorry I could not be there to give you support. God bless you.

  9. Kevin and Julie Larkin
    • September 29, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Godspeed to Daves family at this difficult time.
    Kevin and Julie Larkin

  10. Nancy Wille Gumbert
    • September 30, 2015 - 4 years ago

    I worked with Dave as a police dispatcher and a reserve police officer. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family.

  11. Alan and Shirley Retzlaff
    • September 30, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Gay–We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Dave. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  12. naomi lewis
    • September 30, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the Martin family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of David . The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

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