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Larry Martin

November 22, 1935 — October 13, 2023

Del Rio, Texas

A graveside service for Larry Martin of Del Rio, Texas, formerly of Mandan and Huff, ND will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.  The family invites you to a Celebration of Life gathering at the Mandan Moose immediately following the burial service.

Larry D. Martin, known to his family and friends as “Bucky,” passed away Friday, October 13, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 87.

Larry was born in Mandan, ND to Benjamin and Celia (Smith) Martin. He attended rural country school before volunteering to serve his country and enlisting in the US Army. After returning home from the service, Bucky married Virginia Weber on November 10, 1956. The couple made their home and raised their children in the Mandan and Huff areas.

Bucky worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator. After the passing of his wife in 1992, he moved to Del Rio, Texas and continued to work and operate equipment. Bucky was hardworking and continued to do so until his health no longer allowed.

In his younger years, Bucky enjoyed working on cars and hunting agates.

He is survived by his four children, Debbie (Keith) Ressler, Bernice (Allen) Lund, Becie Zahn, and Kenny Martin; seven grandchildren, Brandan Ressler, Chantel Robinson, Corie Ereth, Toby Lund, Jody Pulkrabek, Cameron Zahn, and Peyton Gay; and ten great-grandchildren.

Bucky was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virgie; one great-grandchild; and siblings, Norman Martin, Harrison Martin, Irene Barham, and Gerald Martin.

Condolences may be sent in Bucky's name c/o Weigel Funeral Home, 309 4th Ave. NW, Mandan, ND 58554 or via the funeral home website at






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