Chad David Martin entered this world on Jan. 3, 1977, in Listowel, Ontario, to Melvin and Margaret (Good) Martin, the oldest of two sons, and passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln at the age of 43.
Nearly three years later, he became a big brother when Jeff arrived. Many birthday celebrations were shared with his cousins, Shawn and Lavon, as they were each born six weeks apart. Over the years, the family enjoyed many camping trips together. As a young boy, Chad attended Mornington Central Elementary School and later graduated from Listowel District Secondary School with the class of 1995. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at Woodlawn Mennonite Fellowship on Oct. 3, 1993. Chad was employed with a John Deere dealership in Elmira, Ontario, and later worked for Paul and Mirium Martin on their dairy farm. He also was employed for Brian Brubacher as delivery driver. He moved to Nebraska in 1999 where he was later united in marriage Marilyn Schweitzer and to this union, four children were born, Brandon, Marci, Jessica and Erica. Together they lived west of Milford where he worked at NIFCO Mechanical where he installed fire sprinklers for almost 21 years. He was a member of the West Fairview Mennonite Church where he gladly led the congregation in singing. Chad was often seen working on his tractors or mowing. Chad was a hard worker, had a great sense of humor, was a conscientious man who lived what he believed and loved his family with all his heart.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; children, Brandon, Marci, Jessica and Erica; father, Melvin Martin, Millbank, Ontario; his now mom, Sharon Martin, also of Millbank; parents-in-law, Kevin and Charleen Schweitzer, Milford; sisters-in-law, Carol (Shane) Bennett, Richland Center, Wisconsin, and Anita (Peter) Burkey, Beaver Crossing; brother-in-law, Nevin Schweitzer, Fort Collins, Colorado; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Martin; a step-mother, Lucy Martin; and a brother, Jeff Martin.
A funeral service was Nov. 21 at West Fairview Mennonite Church, rural Beaver Crossing, with burial in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.lauberfh.com.