Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11th St., Gering, NE


Donald Harvey Martin

February 8, 1932March 13, 2020

Donald Harvey Martin was a loving husband, father, and friend who was admired by all. He loved agriculture, family, and working as a volunteer at Legacy of the Plains Museum. A graveside service for Donald, age 88 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, who died March 13, 2020 at Western Nebraska Veteran’s Home, will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 10:00AM at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. A memorial has been established to Legacy of the Plains museum. Online Condolences may be left at www.geringchapel.com Donald was born February 8, 1932, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to David and Katherine (Hoffman) Martin, and received his education in Scottsbluff schools. He married Shirley Haverick on June 6, 1954 in Scottsbluff, and they made their home in the North Platte Valley, farming. Following farming, he worked construction and at Western Sugar. He was a member of the U.S.A.F. during the Korean War. He is survived by his children, David (Jerlyn), Steve (Desira), Robert (Sue), and Linda (Stace) Swartzkopf; grandchildren, Eric Roth, Tonia Martin, Vaughn Martin, Jamie Subjeck, Nick Martin, Grant Martin, Chris Porter, and Hailey Himes-Reeves; great grandchildren, Alexis, Collin, and Adrian Roth, and Ashlyn and Ayden Subjeck; sister, Marge Meier; sisters-in-law, Carolina, Shirley Martin, and Pat (Eldon) Valetski; as well as life-time friend, Alvin Kuxhausen. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Shirley; daughter, Ruth Roth; brother, Harold, Ervin, and infant Robert; sister, Dorothy; and parents.


  • Nick Martin
  • Grant Martin
  • Vaughn Martin
  • Eric Roth
  • Collin Roth
  • Nate Subjeck
  • Tonia Martin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jamie Subjeck, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Christopher Porter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hailey Himes -Reeves, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Donald Harvey Martin

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Duane Baggs

March 29, 2020

Sorry to read of Don's passing he was a good friend and had a lot good times at coffee. Please except my condolences.
Duane Baggs

Peggy Robinson

March 16, 2020

I am so Sorry to hear of the loss of your father,, he was a gentleman in every sense of the word. I worked with Don at the Sugar factory, I never heard a mean word come from that mans mouth. and I never met anyone who didn't like him. He will definitely be missed. My heart goes out to the family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days, weeks and months that lay ahead. Rest in peace Don, Safe journey till we meet again.
~Peg and Rocky Robinson~