We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory
Richard “Dick” D. Martin, 88 years of age, of Omaha, formerly of Beatrice passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 at CHI Health Immanuel in Omaha. He was born on August 22, 1933 in Hastings to Charles and Mamie (Palmer) Martin. Dick graduated from Grand Island High School in 1951 and served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War from September 4, 1951 to August 5, 1955. He married June Schnase on January 22, 1953. They moved to Beatrice in 1960 where Dick owned and operated Martin Optics before moving to Arizona after his retirement in 1982. Dick was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sertoma Club, Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion, Elks, Beatrice Eagles Club Aerie #531 and Hidden Acres Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.
Dick is survived by his daughters, Cindy Erickson and life partner Patrick McCall of Florida, Debby Marcus and husband Donald Hawthorne of Omaha; sons, Steven Martin and wife Lisa of Omaha, Jerry Martin and wife Kylee Stuart of Lincoln; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June on March 6, 2019; 1 brother; and 3 sisters.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, May 27, 2022 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Pastor Daryn Bahn officiating. Interment with military rites by the United States Navy and Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 AM Friday in the church basement. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 PM Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.