Eldon LuVerne Martini
February 28, 1930 - October 5, 2018

Eldon LuVerne Martini

Eldon LuVerne Martini
Feb 28, 1930 - Oct 5, 2018

Eldon LuVerne Martini

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Burial is in St. John's Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Eldon Luverne Martini was born February 28, 1930 in Cylinder, Iowa, the son of William and Lullie (Houck) Martini. He attended the country school through 8th grade and then attended Emmetsburg High School, where he excelled in track, basketball and football, graduating in 1949.

Eldon was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Carroll on August 21, 1950, and to this union, six children were born.

Eldon was employed at Quaker Oats in Emmetsburg, where he worked for the next 16 years. He then farmed for 14 years before going to work for Midwest Limestone and Martin Marietta.

Eldon enjoyed raising cows, gardening, sports and using his carpentry skills.

Eldon suffered a paralyzing stroke in June of 2007. On Friday, October 5, 2018, Eldon passed away at Parc Hall in Emmetsburg.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 68 years, Patricia; children: Francis (Sheila) of Grapevine, TX, Patrick (Peggy) of Emmetsburg, IA, Marian Rosacker of Ruthven, IA, William (Barbara) of Eyota, MN, Carolyn Torres of Costa Mesa, CA and Joseph (Beth) of North Richland Hills, TX; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and his sister, Ilene Fandel

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters, his son-in-law and two great-grandsons.


Donna Duffy on Oct 9, 2018

Dear Pat and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Thinking of all the good times we had at family reunions.
Warmest Regards,
Donna Duffy (Gibson) and Brad Duffy

Bill and Linda Sebern on Oct 8, 2018

Martini Family, Thoughts and prayers with your family
Bill and Linda Sebern

Dean Leners on Oct 8, 2018

To the Martini family, I extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences. I can recall many fond memories with Eldon &/or his family: goosey-goose on patrol, "I've seen monkeys do that on television" to mention a couple. Many times of quick wit and always with a smile when in his presence. My sympathy and thoughts are with you.

Billy Torres on Oct 8, 2018

Dear Martini Family. My zzprsyers And Condolence. My Father In-Inlaw I Remeber Going To Iowa To Meet Him. Made Him A Mexican Dinner Enchiladass. Eldon Asking For Kechup And His Famous Saying. “ Have Some More John. It’s A Long RidevHome “ And When Carolyn a And I Left Iowa He Loaded Up Our Car. With Produce From His Garden Almost No Room For Grandson Steven Just A Loving Man Always In My Heart. Till We MeetbAgain.



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Joyce Funeral Home
2302 23rd Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
There will be a parish vigil service at 7:00 p.m.


Holy Family Catholic Church
2001 Broadway Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
10:30 AM

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