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H. Frank Martin

December 3, 1938 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

H. Frank Martin Obituary

H. Frank Martin, 85, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at his home.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine.  Funeral Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Following the funeral service, a time of food and fellowship will be held at First Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.  A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Frank’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Harold “Frank” Martin was born on December 3, 1938, in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Harold and Pearl (Atkins) Martin.  Frank was a 1956 graduate of Muscatine High School.  He attended Muscatine Community College, earning certificates in tax preparation and accounting.  Frank was employed for North Star Steel for 21 years and retired as a Purchasing agent from V. H. Willis.  On June 7, 1975, Frank was united in marriage to Claire Adinolfi in Ontario, California.    Frank was a member of Lincoln Blvd. Baptist Church and Hillcrest Baptist Church. He drove the church bus for Awanas for many years.  He was also a member of the Elks, Moose and the United Steel Workers Union where he served as a delegate and union steward for over 25 years.  Frank loved trains-he was in the 1996 Guinness Book of World Records for the most unduplicated miles ridden on Amtrak.  He enjoyed travelling to Italy and London on the Orient Express through both cruises and trains.  Frank and Claire went on weekly drives throughout Iowa as driving has always been one of Frank’s pastimes.  He was a world traveler, season ticket holder to the Iowa football games and never missed Friday night Texas hold’em card game with his family. 

Frank will be deeply missed by his wife, Claire of Muscatine; children, Jeffery I (Gwen) Martin of Wapello, Teri Piazza of Muscatine, Diana (Rodger) Broderson of Muscatine, Diane (Jerry, Jr.) Shipp of Muscatine, Susan (Gregory) Blair of Lynnville, Indiana, Thomas (Carla) Martin of Mahomet, Illinois, Harold Matthew “Matt” Martin of Muscatine, Harry (Rachael) Martin of Muscatine; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jennie Wilson of Muscatine and Eugene Sr. (Betty) Martin of Pinkard, Alabama and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven Martin; grandson, Sean Martin: great – grandson, William Martin; sister, Martha (Michael) Hute; brother, Harry (Claudette) Martin and brother-in-law, Vernon Wilson, Sr.

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January 26, 2024

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