Richard Wayne Martell, 68, of Blair died Nov. 1, 2023.
He was born in Wauwatosa, Wis., on July 17, 1955, the sixth child of Violet and Max Martell. He resided in Blair where he raised and took care of all his animals. He was a Jack-of-all-trades and was a hardworking man.
He loved to go hunting, play pool, listening to music (especially Elvis Presley) and going for rides in the country on his golf cart. He was adventurous and was always telling jokes. He was a big kid at heart and loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, especially the two who he helped raise, Cheyenne and Dakota Comes Last. He taught them how to fish, hunt, fence and so much more.
He worked at Richland Yellowstone Manufacturing since 1989 until he retired in July 2023.
He is survived by two brothers, Max Martell Jr,. and John Martell Sr.; and five sisters, Margorie Ivy, Kathy Martell-Roundface, Terri Lonebear, Vickie Martell and Valerie Martell.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine Zimmerman, Marilyn and Mayda Martell; and one brother, James Martell.
His funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment was in the Martell Family Cemetery in Blair. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.