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In Memory of Cheryl Martin


4-7PM - Wednesday, May 4th at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson

Funeral Services

11AM - Thursday May 5th at Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church in Afton

Cheryl Faith Martin, died at her home in Hudson, Wisconsin on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  She was born in LaGrange, Illinois, in 1946, and grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois.  She attended Northern Illinois University and majored in Elementary Education.  Having taught lower elementary grades for 29 years, she retired in 2012.

She gave her life to Christ at age 11, and worked with Good News Clubs for twenty years.  Her love of music led her to use her talents of singing and piano playing to direct children’s choirs and to sing in Church choirs and later at the Phipps Oratorio Chorus and Summer Festival Chorus in Hudson, Wisconsin.  She loved to travel and went on numerous mission trips and traveled in the Middle East, Europe and Ukraine. 

She is survived by her husband, Paul, her sons, Joshua (Belonn) Martin, Justyn (Amanda) Martin, her brother Fred (Annette) Langford, four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mabel Langford, and her sister, Sonna (Rodger) Birnbaum.

Funeral arrangements will be through the O’Connell Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin.  There will be visitation there on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  Her Funeral Service will be held at the Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, Minnesota, on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be Friday, May 6, at Chapel Hill Gardens in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

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    • Dear Paul and Family,
      All the words sound so simple that it”s difficult to say exactly what is on our minds. I just pray for your peace in your heart and soul. I feel she was way too young to leave this world but God certainly had other plans, all for the good. Take care of yourself and be joyous with the memories.
      Sandee Coughlin and Jim

    • Dear Martin Family: Please accept my sincere condolences. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much. The Bible assures us that God sees our pain and grief and has promised that soon “death will be swallowed up forever.(Isaiah 25:8) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our precious loved ones to life again.(Acts 24:15) Until then, I hope the memories of Cheryl and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

    • We have been blessed to know and love Cheryl and the whole Martin family. Our continued prayer for strength and God’s comfort for all of you.