Monday, May 17, 2021 ~ 10:30 a.m.
American Legion Post #371 ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at Omaha National Cemetery ~ Omaha, Nebraska
Sunday, May 16, 2021 ~ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
American Legion #371,
Valparaiso Volunteer Fire and Rescue,
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund,
Valparaiso Cemetery Association or
Larry “Porky” G. Martin, 75 of Valparaiso, NE passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. He was born April 7, 1946 in Lincoln to James L. and Evelyn (Ahl) Martin. He graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1964. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He entered active duty on February 25, 1966 and was honorably discharged on November 24, 1969. He received the Purple Heart and Star during his service. He was united in marriage to Shirley Wegner on January 18, 1975.
Larry was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He also was a dedicated supporter of his community and their organizations.
Larry retired from Shanahan Mechanical & Electrical after 37 years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion #371, VFW #1049 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Larry was a founding member of the Heartland Nuts’N More Cooperative board, a member of the Nebraska Nut Growers Association, and the Valparaiso Cemetery Board as well as a lifetime member of Bluebirds Across America.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Martin; sons, Justin (Heather) Martin of Northport, WA, Josh (Heather) Taylor-Martin of Sewickley, PA, Tyler (Sara) Martin of Valparaiso, NE; grandchildren, Gage (Linda) Martin, Grace, Emma, Isaiah, Levi, Lydia, Ben, Jessie, Joseph, Rachel, Naomi, Evelyn, Jeremiah and Asher Martin of Northport, WA, Miralhi and Milo Taylor-Martin of Sewickley, PA, Archer, Scout and Juniper Martin of Valparaiso, NE; great-grandchildren, Josiah, John, William and Isabella Martin of Northport, WA; brother, James Martin; sister, Janice (John) Griffin; sister-in-law, Pam Martin; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, John Martin; sister, Sharon (Paul) Blair; grandchildren, Jonathan and Holden Martin.