Landon Martin, 2005 – 2018

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 27, at Abundant Life Ministries in Jefferson for Landon Martin, 12, of Jefferson. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson, 515-386-2171.

Landon Jacob Martin, 12, of Jefferson passed away in his parents’ arms Aug. 23, 2018, at 5:03 am at Greene County Medical Center. Landon fought an aggressive brain cancer identified in March, and ultimately won his wings and the keys to heaven.

Landon loved life, and he loved God. He was happiest when enjoying the gifts of God’s creation. Outdoor adventures, hunting, fishing, and sports were all passions he pursued daily.

Most important to Landon, however, was family. He loved being a big brother to Callie, Kimber, and Crew. The bond and love he had for his siblings was tangible; he was Callie’s best friend, Kimber’s hero, and Crew’s favorite place to snuggle. He had a special bond with his mom and dad as well. He had a way of asking his mom for things and she was rarely able to resist his sweet face. He could never get enough time with his dad, especially when they would go fishing alone for hours. Although they brought home some really nice bass, the hours spent bonding and talking were the real catch. When they weren’t in the boat they were in a tree, chasing whitetail deer with a stick and a string.

Landon was actively involved in sports. Saturdays in the summer were spent on the ball diamond, and afternoons in the fall on the football field. Through sports he developed a wonderful groups of friends. They dreamt of Friday night football, girls, and Fortnite. The boys are beautiful, crazy, and amazing kids; now they have an angel in their dugout.

Landon is survived by his loving father Bryce, his loving mother Valerie, and his siblings Callie, Kimber and Crew; grandparents Charles and Anita Martin, and Bruce and Rosalie Bonini; Uncle Jeremy,  Aunt Gail Martin, and cousins Chase, Regan, and Kaitlin; Aunt Amy (Martin) Klauer, Uncle Mike and cousin Brecken; and Aunt Melanie (Bonini) Lutt, Uncle Tate, and cousins Rilynn, Jaxon, and Hudson.

In addition to family, Landon leaves behind many great friends and a community that loved him.

Memorials are suggested to Landon Martin Benefit or Greene County Youth Athletic Association football program.

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