Joanne G. Martin, 73, co-owned Dutch Kountry Kitchen restaurant, enjoyed auctions

By on June 3, 2015

Joanne G. Martin, 73, of East Petersburg, died peacefully at her home Monday, June 1, 2015.

Born in Voganville, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Getz Wise, and the step daughter to the late Elsie Hornberger Wise. Joanne was the loving wife of Charles J. “Charlie” Martin and they would have observed their 57th wedding anniversary in August.

She attended Salem Bible Church, Voganville. Joanne and her husband were the owners and operators of the former Dutch Kountry Kitchen Restaurant, Manheim, and the East Petersburg Family Restaurant. In her early years she was employed by Horst Property Management and Weaver’s Egg Department, both in New Holland. Joanne’s interests included: attending auctions, collecting peanut butter glasses, jelly glasses, cookie jars, working on jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, taking trips to Florida; and playing cards with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Charlie, are two daughters: Sandra, wife of Larry G. Wanzer, of Manheim; Cynthia Cover of Mount Joy; a son: Steven, husband of Teresa Martin, of Mount Joy; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Alvin Wise of Stevens; Carl, husband of Mary Wise, of Ephrata; and a sister: Mildred Frederick of Cocalico.

Preceding her in death are two sons: Charles Martin Jr. and Lamar Martin; a grandson: Brandon Wanzer; three brothers: Robert, Henry, and Paul Wise; and three sisters: Ruth Weaver, Pauline White, and Esther Wise.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Friday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m with additional viewing on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Voganville Union Cemetery, Earl Township.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit Arrangements handled by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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