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Maurice "Bud" Welch Martin

May 28, 1930 December 13, 2017
Maurice "Bud" Welch Martin
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Lakeview – Maurice Welch(Bud) Martin, age 87 of Mecosta, passed away on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Spectrum Kelsey in Lakeview. He was born on May 28, 1930 in Holt, Michigan, the son of Hobart and Dora (Welch) Martin.

Bud was raised and attended school in Holt, MI. He played football and studied at both Michigan State University and Alma College. He received a Bachelors degree from Alma College in 1953 and a Masters degree in Administration from MSU. On June 20, 1953 he married Anne Louise Gettel. They were married for 56 years prior to her passing in 2010. Bud served in the army and was stationed in Germany.

Bud was employed for 35 years as a Physical Education and Biology teacher and as the middle school principal for Lakeview Public Schools. He also coached football, track, and was a lifelong fan of the MSU Spartans.

Bud was actively involved in the quarter horse industry in Michigan. He worked as a state steward at the racetrack in Mount Pleasant, MI for many years. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities and nearly all sports. He attended the United Church of Christ in Lakeview and the Sylvester Community Church in recent years.

Bud is survived by his four children Matthew Martin and wife Martha from Greensboro NC, Amy Martin from Lavonia MI, Mark Martin from Mecosta MI , and Max Martin from Kernersville NC, and three grandchildren, Abigail Martin, Zachary Martin, and Roger Keep.

The Lakeview Community Wellness Center was an extension of the interest that Bud had in the health and well-being of the whole community. He and Anne together established a fund that would help to provide local residents with a place to exercise and support this center for years to come.

There are no planned services at this time, however, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the– Bud Martin Family Fund (Link to follow to donate - ) for the Lakeview Community Wellness Center.

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