|#1-Published in the Omaha World Herald September 26, 2019|
Homes, Martin March 4, 1928 - September 24, 2019 VISITATION: Friday from 6-8pm at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. SERVICE: Saturday at 10:30am at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Graveside services will follow in the Blair Cemetery. Campbell Aman Funeral Home 444 S. 17th Street, Blair, NE 68008, www.campbellaman.com
#2-Published in the Enterprise September 27, 2019
Martin Thomas Homes, 91, originally of Blair, passed away on September 24th in Omaha. Visitation is Friday, September 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Campbell-Aman Funeral Home; Funeral services are Saturday, September 28, 10:30 am, First Lutheran Church, Blair and burial, Blair Cemetery.
Martin Thomas Homes was born March 4, 1928, Oakland, NE, to George and Amy Homes, Martin attended school in Oakland, where he was active in band, track, and 4-H, exhibiting animals at AkSarBen and the county and state fairs.
On June 25, 1950, Martin married Beverly Von Seggern of rural Scribner. Shortly after marriage, he was drafted and served in the Army during the Korean War. He's a 50 year member of the Blair American Legion. For 33 years, Martin commuted to Millard, working at Western Electric, where he participated in their Employee Suggestion Program, receiving the largest cash award ever conferred in the program for one of his ideas to redesign the diamond dies through which wire was drawn.
Martin and Beverly traveled throughout the US, Europe and British Isles. Martin loved his family, built playsets for grandchildren, took them sledding and hunting. Having a soft heart for cats, he would find homes for the strays that wandered to their house. For many years, Martin was Head Usher at First Lutheran Church, and with Beverly managed the Children's Department at the Annual Hospital Rummage Sale. Martin was an avid gardener.
Martin is survived by his wife of 69 years Beverly; daughters Cynthia (David) Musick of Papillion, and Laurie (Steve) Harper of Omaha; 7 grandchildren: Allison and Isaac Russell, Melissa and David Klug, Mark and Sarah Harper, and Megan Harper; 2 great-grandchildren: Addison Russell and William Klug; brother Larry Homes of Wahoo; several nieces, nephews, and his beloved cat Blackie. Memorials may be directed to Blair's First Lutheran Church, Blair Memorial Community Hospital, or St. Croix Hospice, Omaha.
#3 Funeral Leaflet (photos)
In Loving Memory of Martin Thomas Homes
Born March 4, 1928 Oakland, Nebraska; Entered Into Rest September 24, 2019 Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service 10:30 AM Saturday, September 28, 2019 First Lutheran Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Scott Frederickson. Organist: Clare Cowing; Vocalist: Leigh Porter; Trumpeter: James Musick. Musical Selections: “Love Divine, All Love Excelling”, “Lift High The Cross”, “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”, “The Lord Is My Shepherd”
Pallbearers: David Musick, Mark Harper, David Klug, Steven Harper, Isaac Russell, Larry Homes
Honorary Pallbearers: Allison Musick Russell, Melissa Musick Klug, Megan Harper, Sarah Harper, Bud Wright
Place of Rest: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska
~~~Obituaries and Funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library ~~~