Gregory J. Martin

03/29/1953 - 03/03/2024


Obituary For Gregory J. Martin

Gregory J. Martin, 70 of Eau Claire passed away on March 3, 2024, at Oakwood Health Services.

Greg was born on March 29, 1953, to Leonard and Bernice (Wistrom) Martin.

He graduated from Columbus High School in Marshfield. He then attended Lakeland Technical College and graduated with a Culinary Arts degree. He also graduated from UW Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

Greg worked at numerous jobs related to his degrees.

During his lifetime he was involved in Knights of Columbus, Epilepsy Foundation and Toastmaster Club. Greg enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, telling a good joke, and photography.

He was very generous with his time, volunteering at several community places that include Grace Lutheran Communities and Big Brothers.

Greg is survived by his three siblings, Linda (John) Binder, Nancy (John) Hillenbrand, Mark J. Martin; ten nieces and nephews as well as other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Bernice, sister-in-law, Julia M. Martin and grandparents.

The burial will be held at a later date at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield, WI. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents at Oakwood Health Services for their care and support of Greg. They would also like to thank the building manager and Greg’s fellow residents at Grace Barstow Apartments for their friendships and support.

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  • 03/12/2024

    My deepest sympathy to Linda, Nancy, and Mark. I knew Greg through the Epilepsy Foundation's Stroll in the Park held every May at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He was a good friend to my sister, Diane Richards, who passed away from a rare type of cancer in July of 2022, just before her 70th birthday. They were in the Epilepsy Awesome Group together. He was very kind and respectful to Diane, and I know she appreciated Greg's friendship. Bonnie Hetchler, Eau Claire, WI

  • 03/08/2024

    I am saddened to learn of Greg's passing and am so sorry for your loss. Greg and I went through grade and high school together. In high school Greg was quite the runner and was on the track team. He somehow earned the nickname "Running Bear", which was shortened to just "Runner". Rest easy Runner. You were one of the good guys. Dan Ross, Marshfield

  • 03/07/2024

    Greg was a close cousin in Marshfield. I enjoyed living with his family for short period of time. His dad and mom made me pert of my family with fishing and camping. My condolences to the family, Bill and Chris Raeder

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