Fred Martins viewing and cremation

My dad was a father everyone should have. He was a hard working man, he never wanted to get over on anyone nor did he want a thing for free. My dad moved out when he was 15 because he wanted better for himself. He met my mom and wanted to give her everything, he built a home up from a one story house on stilts to a beautiful huge home to surprise her. Due to my mom passing away in 2009 he was the main breadwinner of the family, with a certain extent of help from his sons, my three brothers. He never wanted to get a nurse for my mom, he took care of everything for her, always wanted her by his side. During this time he still managed to take care of four kids, his own business, and the restaurant. Shortly after my moms passing he sold Martin's family restaurant because he couldn't bare to be in the environment. He was a simple man, he loved his family, fishing, and food. He made everyone laugh and could make a pun out of anything. This turn of events is beyond shocking and surreal, he got Legionella Pneumonia, a very rare pneumonia and sepsis. This left me with all of the funeral expenses. I know my dad well enough to know what he would want, he wants to be put in an urn with my momma, so I'm making it happen one way or another. I'm making this go fund me to help with the costs of cremation and memorial. He deserves way more than what he wanted in life, so please help me give him a proper funeral. Anything helps, Thank you all.

Donations

  • Patricia Yeiser 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
  • Barbara Meier 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Ashley Rodenheiser 
    • $40 
    • 22 mos
  • Michael Apker 
    • $10 
    • 22 mos
  • Johanna Bradley  
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alexis Martin 
Organizer
Norfolk, VA
Erin Rhue 
Beneficiary
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