Martin Strawn

January 3, 1931January 6, 2021

Martin Ritz Strawn, 90, of Carroll, passed away Wednesday January 6, 2021 at his residence. Martin was born on January 3, 1931 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Harry and Carrie Unger Strawn. He attended the First Church of God in Lancaster and First Baptist Church of Carroll. Martin was retired from Essex and Bloom-Carroll Schools. He enjoyed family, traveling, woodworking, church activities and Warsaw and Anderson camp meetings. Martin loved the Lord and his wife and family most of all. Martin is survived by his children, Jerry Lee (Cheryl) Strawn, Jennifer Lynn Turley, Jessica Marie (Randy) Devol and daughter-in law, Patricia Musser Strawn; grandchildren, Matthew (Tracy) Strawn , Melissa Litchfield, Michelle (Curtis) Collins, Meggan (Rick) Bush, Brandi Strawn, Jedidiah Strawn, Monique (Sean) Fox and Jacqueline (Ryan) Nida; 13 great grandchildren, 4 great-great children; brothers, Leo (Kay) Strawn, Samuel (Vonda) Strawn, sisters, Florence (Edward) Tipple , Alta Darlene (Phillip) Ruff and many nieces and nephews. Martin was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Bonnie Lea Strawn, son, Jeffery Martin Strawn, sister, Evangeline (Virgil) Hull, brother, Lester (Edna) Strawn. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday January 15, 2021 at Greenfield Twp. Cemetery, Carroll. Private family visitation will be held at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 51 Park Street, Carroll, Ohio 43130.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Linda McNabb

January 10, 2021

Martin will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow.

Lots of love,
Linda and Lawrie McNabb

Dave and Peggy Helser

January 9, 2021

Martin and Bonnie were special people, always making you feel like family. They raised awesome kids. Their warm smiles and caring ways will be missed.
God's richest blessings for peace and comfort to the family.

Linda Thomas-Clemenson

January 8, 2021

Mart or Uncle Mart as my kids called him. Was a wonderful friend to my father,Ernie Thomas. He was a kind gentle man who enjoyed people It seems like, Mart and. Bonnie were always a part of our lives. My family grew up with his family. I remember dad telling me and later Mart telling me. That when dad was building our house someone was laying the hardwood floor. Dad said Mart, do u think we could do it. Mart said sure. Never did he think dad would fire that man. But he did and so Mart and Dad did the floor. It was beautiful I can still see Mart laughing so hard he cried. Those were the days where memories were made. Mart you will be so missed. Thank you for letting us be part of your family. Love from us all You will never be forgotten.