William Levi Martin was born January 17, 1925, in Pisgah, Iowa, to Edward and Maria (Butts) Martin. Bill was raised in Pisgah and attended Pisgah High School. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Nuzum, on June 17, 1944. They farmed in the Pisgah area for a number of years and Bill was also a carpenter. The couple moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bill continued to do carpentry work until he was in his 70s. Bonnie died on July 8, 2015.
Bill enjoyed golfing and loved to take care of their yard and garden. He also enjoyed talking about politics and the history of the United States.
Bill died on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Risen Son Nursing Home in Council Bluffs at the age of 90 years, 24 days and nine months.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie Martin; and brother, Earl Martin. He is survived by his daughter, Darlene (Lee) Olson of Montello, Nevada; three sons, Maynard (Dianne) Martin of Nevada, Iowa, Dennis (Suzanne) Martin of El Cajon, California and Kim (Cindy) Martin of Council Bluffs, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Steve Olson, Brenda (Bruno) Ciccone, Alex (Maggie) Martin, Mindy (Jesse) Burr, Blaise Martin, Kody Martin, Kylie Martin, Renee (Jim) Meritt; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Leo (Roberta) Martin of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Tommy (Joan) Martin of Pisgah, Iowa; and many other family and friends.