Martin Shumaker, 77, of Netawaka, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, one day short of his 78th birthday.
He was born June 2, 1940, in Sabetha, the son of Walter and Martha (Martin) Shumaker.
Martin graduated from Wetmore High School in 1958. He was a lifelong resident of Brown and Jackson counties. Martin worked for Goodyear Tire Company for 37 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Wetmore United Methodist Church, Goodyear Union Local No. 307, Wetmore FFA and NRA.
He married Marilyn Hoffman on Sept. 19, 1959, in Centralia, celebrating 58 years of marriage. Marilyn survives of the home. Other survivors include three sons, Brad (Tracey) Shumaker, Todd (Sandy) Shumaker and Chris (Elaine) Shumaker, all of Netawaka; a sister, Ruth Erlenmaier of Wetmore; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Wetmore United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Wetmore Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials may be given to the Wetmore United Methodist Church or Wetmore Academic Center c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.
The Sabetha Herald 6/6/2018