Former Soldotna resident Martin E. "Marty" Van Boxtel died unexpectedly on Monday, May 8, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., due to complications of diabetes. He was 52.
Services were held May 10 at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in Seymour, Wis., and burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Oneida, Wis.
Mr. Van Boxtel was born Feb. 24, 1948, in Green Bay, the son of Veronica (Van De Yacht) and Martin Van Boxtel.
Mr. Van Boxtel was a truck driver for various lines over the years. He resided in Soldotna from 1989 to 1997, when he moved back to Green Bay due to health complications. His dream was to return to Alaska.
"Marty had an indomitable spirit despite his illness. He was an avid listener of Rush Limbaugh and a follower of the NRA," his family said. "He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his brothers, Gene and Neil, going up north, fishing, hunting and doing brotherly things."
Mr. Van Boxtel was preceded in death by his father, Martin Van Boxtel.
He is survived by his mother, Veronica; daughters Bethany, Rebecca and Cara Ann, of Alaska; stepdaughter, Melissa; former wife, Linda; brothers Gene of Appleton, Wis., and Neil and his wife, Patti, of De Pere, Wis.; sisters Kay Reynolds and Julie Ann Lindsay of Green Bay, Faye Van Boxtel of San Francisco, Mary Jo Van Boxtel of Franklin, Wis., Tamara and her husband, Ken Keller, of Ripon, Wis., and Francine and her husband, Scott, Messinger of Howard, Wis.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Rose Nicodem, Joe and Donna Nicodem, Jess and Sherry Evans and many other friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
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