Jacob Arthur Marti “Art”, age 91, of Auburndale, WI passed away Thursday evening, June 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his family in Auburndale. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 10, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church (George Avenue) in Auburndale. Visitation will be held at the church before the service from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery on Shady Road.
Art was born January 19, 1930, the son of Jacob and Cleo (Trotter) Marti in Wisconsin Rapids. He graduated from Marshfield High School in 1947. He was raised in Arpin and was proud of his community. On April 29, 1950, Art was united in marriage to the love of his life Donna “Bonnie” Thorpe at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
At the age of 17, Art began working at the Soo Line Railroad and retired in 1986. When he wasn’t working on the Railroad, he had his own business “Marti’s Steam Cleaning Service”, or helping a friend or member of the family. He was generous to a fault with his time and talents. He worked at DeBoer Trucking for five years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Auburndale.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. He especially enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Those that knew Art best will miss his charm, wit, B.S., and his love of people.
Art is lovingly survived by his wife: Bonnie; children: Connie (Dave) Weiler and Tom (Cindy) Marti both of Auburndale; siblings: Ronnie (Arlene) Marti of Vesper and Joan Zubke (Butch) of Marshfield. He is further survived by grandchildren Rob Marti of Edmund, OK, Amanda (Casey) Cain of Cocoeta, OK, T.J. (Tiffany) Marti of Tulsa, OK, Saul Weiler of Auburndale, Kaia (Shaun) Cherney of Auburndale, Joren (Jay) Anderson of Auburndale, Whitney Weiler (Jamie) of San Jose, CA, Nick (Ashley) Marti of Wisconsin Rapids, Jordan (Julia) Marti of La Crosse and Luke (Becca) Marti of Iola-Scandinavia. He was adored by his 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He will truly be missed.
Art is preceded in death by his parents: Jacob and Cleo (Trotter) Marti and In-laws Noel and Lillian (Brown) Thorpe; as well as his sister: Judy Frazier, brother-in-law Noel Thorpe and son Robert “Bob” Marti (Major U.S. Army).
The family would like to express their gratitude to the medical professionals that assisted Art with his home health care and home hospice care which allowed him to stay home with us until the end.
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