Obituary: Elwood B. “Woody” Martin

June 15, 1924 – September 4, 2020

Elwood B. “Woody” Martin age 96 of Bedford passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on June 15, 1924, in Hastings, Michigan to Harold B. Martin and Mildred T. (Northrup) Martin. Woody married Magdalena “Mickey” Stuckeyon October 8, 1949, and she survives.

Woody worked as a Purchasing and Personnel for Extruded Alloys in Bedford, and Bruner Engineering in Bedford, and Aluminum Extrusions in Charlotte, Michigan, retiring from Bruner Engineering in 1989.

He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society Board Member and was instrumental in the development of the Life Food Pantry, a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 22 years and past president, a charter member of the lay ministry program at St. Vincent DePaul, member of Cursillo, US Army Veteran of World War II, serving three years in Italy earning combat infantryman badge and three bronze stars.

Survivors include his wife, Magdalena “Mickey” Martin of Bedford, three sons, Michael K. Martin and wife Sara of Redondo, California, Joseph K. Martin, and wife Susan of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Patrick K. Martin and Janice of Indianapolis, three daughters, Gail M. Uminger and husband Curt of Carmel, Valarie A. Martin and husband Michael Muckelroy of Dallas, Texas, and Kimberly Ann Cox and husband Richard Gregory of Bloomfield, 10 Grandchildren, Clare (Will) Ogle of Pennsylvania, Chad Martin of North Carolina, Kristen (Jake) Eisterhold of Indianapolis, Kyle (Shari-Ann) Uminger of California, Trevor Martin of California, Derek (Kelly) Cox of Illinois, Brittany (John) Collins of Ohio, Megan(Landon Lin) Cox of Bloomington, and Timothy Martin of Indianapolis, 7 Great-grandchildren, James and Titus Ogle, Isla, Beau, Crew Eisterhold, Olive Martin and Julia Uminger, one brother, Ted Martin of Michigan and one sister, Nita Anzivino of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Roger Martin and Russell Martin
and one sister, Beverly Orr.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, the rosary service will be at 5:30 PM on Tuesday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and will be available by live stream.

In lieu of flowers donations may be to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his services.