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Steven Martin

February 18, 1942 — September 17, 2023


Steven Neal "Steve" Martin, age 81, of Rochester, Minnesota, died on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Steve was born to Stuart and Nora (Seeverts) Martin in Sargeant, MN on February 18, 1942. He graduated from Hayfield High School in 1960 and went on to attend Riverland Community College in Austin. He briefly worked at Crenlo in Rochester. Then, he began a wonderful career working at the local IBM plant for over 41 years. He held various positions along the way, working as a manager in the later years.

Steve married Donna Kapsner on July 27, 1968, and in their union had one son, Chris. Steve was a proud father and very much enjoyed both coaching and watching his son's various sporting events. He was often the manager of Chris' hockey teams and kept close to the boards of every JM Rockets game. In his later years, he spent time watching his grandchildren play soccer and hockey. Steve was very active in his own right. In his younger years, he played baseball and softball. As an adult, he fell in love with the sport of golf and was an avid player in the Rochester community. He was a long-time member of the Eastwood men's league, and many of his best friends were made through the great game of golf.

Steve and Donna enjoyed 15 wonderful years wintering in Hilton Head, South Carolina. They would spend our coldest months there golfing, biking, exploring the island, and enjoying friends. Among friends and family, Steve was known to have a quick wit and a dry sense of humor.

Steve is survived by his wife Donna; son Chris (Natalie) Martin; and grandchildren Lars, Danny and Boe.

He is preceded in death by his parents Stuart and Nora Martin; brothers Chancey Martin and Duane "Pete" Martin; and beloved niece, Micki.

A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Ave SE, Rochester, MN). Visitation will take place on Monday, September 25, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal PL NW, Rochester, MN) and continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Bethel Columbarium.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 25, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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