Mr. Richard "Dick" Seymour Martin

  • Born: October 2, 1930
  • Died: August 13, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard "Dick"S. Martin, 89, passed away August 13, 2020 at home.

Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church (1102 NW Weigel Drive, Ankeny, Iowa), with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the mass.

Dick was born to Seymour and Anna Margaret Martin on October 2, 1930 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Dick married his true love, Rosemary, on March 7, 1953 and spent 62 joyous years together until her death March 4, 2015.

Upon graduation from St. Ambrose College, Dick was inducted into the Army where he served in the Korean War, among other deployments, from 1952 to 1954. Dick retired from the City of Des Moines in August of 1988. During retirement, Dick and Rosemary spent their remaining years together traveling and spending winters in Arizona. In addition, one of Dick's favorite pastimes was volunteering for Methodist Hospital.

Dick is survived by his children Michael (El Paso, TX), Roseann and Patrick (Urbandale, IA) and Robert (San Antonio, TX). In addition, Dick is also survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jack; and his wife, Rosemary.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Michael, Roseann, Patrick and families. I'm so sorry and saddened to hear of your Dad's & Grandfathers passing. If you remember My Mom and Dad (Dale & Joan Klauss) were great friends to both your parents. They got together quite often and sometimes in our much younger days, all us kids joined them as well. I remember your Dad visiting my Dad in the hospital close to his "Dales" final days. He was a great, caring man! May God wrap is arms around all of your for strength and comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Thoughts & Prayers to all of you......

Posted by Linda Klauss Blanchard - Oskaloosa, IA - Family Friend   August 18, 2020

Dear Rosann and siblings and children,
While much sorrow is in your heart for your loss, I'm sure That your hearts rejoice that your dad is finally united with your mom.
I have such good memories of times with Dick and Rosemary at St. Mary. What a gift.
Know that you are in my prayers.
I am sorry that I can't be with you tomorrow, but I will be holding all of you in my heart. I will be there in spirit
With heartfelt sympathy.
Sister Cathy Talarico

Posted by Sister Cathy Talarico - Des Moines, IA - Friend   August 17, 2020

Dick was always a great pleasure to work with and enjoyed watching several Iowa Iowa State games with him.

Posted by Don Corrigan - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   August 17, 2020

My daughter and I met Dick at OLIH many years ago. He instantly became a good friend. He was funny, witty, and a very kind person. He always brightened up our day and made us feel special. Rest in peace dear friend. We will miss you. Jeanette and Allison

Posted by JEANETTE BUCKALEW - Alleman, IA - Friend   August 17, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He was a wonderful thoughtful man. I have many happy memories.

Posted by Mark and Julie Deuel - Friend   August 16, 2020

I will miss seeing Dick at StLukes. He always had a big smile and a firm handshake.

Posted by Paul Carlson - Ankeny, IA - Friend   August 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss -father, grandfather and great grandfather. Sounds like he had a very full life with happiness and love from his family. RIP, Dick. Sending prayers to your family.

Posted by Kathy (Stephens) Thompson - DeKalb, IL - Friend   August 16, 2020

So very sorry to hear your father passed away. You took such good living care of him. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Posted by Judy McFarland - Friend   August 16, 2020