Martin Wandschneider, 97, of Phoenix, and formerly of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away peacefully January 15th
Martin R. Wandschneider was born January 2nd, 1916, to William and Mathilda in rural Lengby, MN. Martin served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1946. Martin married Joyce Hove on March 30th, 1946 in Fosston, MN. Together, they raised five children while living in Grand Forks, rural East Grand Forks, and Phoenix. They were married for 64 wonderful years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He also was a business owner, operating Martin’s Glass and Body Shop in Grand Forks for over 25 years before moving to Phoenix in 1977. Those who knew Martin experienced his kindness, extreme generosity and strong faith in God. He was blessed with a long, healthy, and fulfilling life. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by those who loved and knew him.
Martin is survived by his children: Larry, Boise, ID; Linda (Doug) Moen, Grand Forks, ND; Wayne, Marlene, and David (Kelly) Wandschneider, all of Phoenix; grandchildren: David, Christopher (Marilee), and Kailey Moen, Grand Forks, Kassidy and Madisen Wandschneider, Phoenix: sisters, Jeanette, Mata, and Phronie. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce; brothers: Herb and Walt, and infant daughter, Marilyn.
Funeral Service with Military Honors
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Best Funeral Services, Inc. – North Central Chapel
501 East Dunlap Avenue