In Memory of Barbara Martin

February 24, 1918 - July 21, 2020

 Barbara J. Martin (nee Bayuk), age 102, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at home —where she longed to be.

She was born on February 24, 1918 in the town of Draper, WI, but also lived many years in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire.  She was married for 46 years to Donald P. Martin.  She is survived by her 5 daughters, Sandra (Heritsch), Rosemary (Barker), Janice Martin-Campos, Margorie (Sivertsen), and Tracy (Davis) and 4 sons, James (Gail), Peter (Lisa), Sidney (Patricia), and Frederick (Charlene).  She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

After raising her family, Barbara returned to UWEC and graduated at the age of 53.  She also became the oldest living alumni of UWEC.  She devoted her life to her children and their families.  She was an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal until her death, and loved to read Russian literature.  She enjoyed gardening, walking, and rock collecting.  Barbara blessed us all with a long and fruitful life.  Grandma Sweetie will be greatly missed.

A Catholic graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Winter, Wisconsin.  Father Bala from St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chetek will officiate.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date and will be posted when the date and time have been elected.  Please check back for updated information.

A sincere thank you to all of the 4th floor staff at Mayo Luther Campus for their compassionate care of our mother.

Last Update: Jul 22, 2020 8:33 am CDT

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