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In Memory of William "Bill" Martin


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday September 28, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

William “Bill” Martin, age 77, of Hudson, WI, passed away September 16, 2019, at Christian Community Home in Hudson, WI, with family by his side. Bill was born on August 30, 1942, in Ashland, WI, to parents Raymond and Adeline Martin. After graduating from Menomonie High School, Bill enlisted in and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  Bill then went on to begin his career as a machine operator at 3M, in St. Paul, MN, where he worked for 25 years. Bill married the love of his life, Constance “Connie” Rovie, on May 18, 1968. Together they where blessed with 3 children. Bill was a volunteer at the Hudson Hospital for many years and enjoyed spending his time outdoors.  Bill’s love of the outdoors included hunting deer in the rolling hills of Dunn County, WI, and fishing for trout in the Namekogan River.  Bill and Connie also spent much of their free time camping in their trailer at Trego, WI.  Being with his family was also very important to Bill and he loved being a grandpa to his grand-kids. Bill will remain in the hearts of his wife of 51 years Constance; children Jennifer (Richard) Johnson of Oakdale, MN, Beckie (Scott) Gostovich of Somerset, WI, and Ross Martin of North Hudson, WI; grandchildren Logan and Riley Gostovich; brother Ron (Maria) Martin of Menomonie, WI.  Bill is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life gathering will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. Bill will be laid to rest in a private ceremony with full military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.

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    • may you rest in peace. thank you for taking time away from you family and keeping me out of trouble. it has been a pleasure to know you and your family and may your family find peace knowing you were the most amazing friend ever.