Wed, 12/23/2015 - 10:29am admin
August, 24 1954 - Dec. 20, 2015
Scott Martin, age 61, Midland, S.D., died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Scott Dennis Martin was the first of 12 children born to Albert (Fuzz) and Bonnie (Foster) Martin on August, 24 1954, in Pierre.
He received his education at the Ottumwa country school through the eighth grade and then graduated from Midland High School in 1973.
On Jan. 7, 1978, Scott was united in marriage to Susan Lynn Jarman in Midland. Through this union they where blessed with three children, Vance Albert, Charity Rae and Sig Adam. They resided in the Ottumwa area until 1994 then moved into Midland.
Scott was always hard at work, having raised cattle, pigs at times, all while trucking day and night until the late 1990s when he began working closer to home and eventually for the county highway department. In 2001, Scott was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Known for his physical toughness and strength, the debilitating disease took a toll on his body physically over the years, but did not take his spirit for life and laughter. The way he lived life with MS certainly showed just how tough of man he was, which leaves one humbly inspired.
He received great enjoyment from seeing and being around his children and grandchildren. He especially loved watching his grandchildren all play together during the holidays. Seeing the joy in his eyes and the sound of his laughter is something we will miss greatly and will forever be carved into our memories. Getting visitors and sharing stories back and forth was something he looked forward as he left them feeling uplifted with his keen sense of humor and contagious laughter.
Fishing with family and friends was a favorite pastime for Scott and just being around his Family as he gave us an endless amount of memories that will forever last.
Survivors include his wife, Susan; his three children, Vance (Kristin) Martin, Charity (Josh) McLaughin and Sig (Carisa) Martin; eight grandchildren, Gunner, Kort and Jager McLaughlin, Fayth, Layne and Jaydon Martin and Caeley and Sydney Martin; his parents, Albert and Bonnie Martin; 11 siblings, Jeanie (Boyd) Waara, Mike (Peg) Martin, Pat (Terri) Martin, Rodney Martin, Randy (Peggy) Martin, Jill (Jack) Evans, Kelly (Denise) Martin, Jay (Julie) Martin, Jess (Angela) Martin, Jennifer (Jon) Jones and Billy (Katie) Martin; and a multitude of other relatives and friends.
Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Dena Martin and Fred and Mabel Foster.
A memorial has been established on behalf of the Midland Community EMTs.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the Midland School Auditorium in Midland.
Interment was at the Midland Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.