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Nathan D. Mart

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. Interment is at St. Jacob's Cemetery, Graettinger. The family will greet friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Community Bank, P.O. Box 86, Spencer, Iowa 51301.

Nathan Daniel Mart, the son of Dennis and Connie (Umscheid) Mart, was born Sept. 26, 1979, in Estherville. He was a graduate of Terril (Lakeland) High School and Iowa Central Community College.

On June 8, 2002, Nathan was united in marriage to Lisa Manley at First Congregational Church in Spencer. The couple made their home in Graettinger before moving to an acreage west of Graettinger this summer. Nate was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Nate enjoyed riding his motorcycle and snowmobile. He was an avid outdoors-man, and he loved to spend time camping, hunting and playing sports. One of Nate's favorite past-times was gathering with his friends at the snowmobile shop where he served as President of the Snowmobile Club. More than anything, Nate loved to be surrounded by his family: Lisa, Jenna, Brooke and his best friend, Shane.

On Friday, Oct. 29, Nate passed away at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Lisa of Graettinger; two daughters: Jenna and Brooke; his parents, Dennis and Connie (Umscheid) Mart of Terril; brother, Ryan Mart (Amanda) of Graettinger; sister, Christy Mart of Wallingford; father and mother-in-law, Tom and Karen Manley of Spencer; sister-in-law, Teresa Cauwels (Jeremy) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two nephews: Gannon and Greyson Cauwels; one niece: Kennedy Cauwels; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends.

Nate was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dick and Delores Umscheid; and paternal grandparents, George and Dorthy Mart.