Martin J. Boerst, 80, a resident of Manitowoc, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.
Marty was born on November 30, 1938 in Shawano to the late Martin A. and Margaret (Klosterman) Boerst. He graduated from Bonduel High School with the class of 1957. Marty furthered his education at UW Stevens Point where he earned a Bachelors Degree in education with an emphasis in social studies. Later he went on to UW Oshkosh where he earned his Masters Degree. Marty came to Manitowoc in 1961 and worked as a teacher at Washington Junior High School in the Manitowoc Public School District. He taught for 39 years, retiring in 2000. On August 22, 1964, Marty married Jane Worthen at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oshkosh. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage and together raised their three sons. Marty was an avid Wisconsin sport fan and enjoyed watching the Brewers, Badgers, and Packers. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was active in the community as a member of the Golden K Kiwanis and the Manitowoc Lions Club. Marty was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where he was active for many years and sang in the church choir.
Survivors include Marty’s wife, Jane; three sons, Christopher (Charlotte, NC); Timothy (Angelique) Ypsilanti, MI; and Andrew (Aimee), Grafton; five beloved grandchildren, Cora, Alexis, Margaret, Anna, and Jonathan; and sister, Marna (Ken) Runge, Cecil.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1712 Menasha Avenue, Manitowoc. Rev. Zachary DeArmond will officiate with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Marty’s name to Redeemer Lutheran Church.
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.