Todd A. Martin, 49

Todd Allen Martin, age 49, of Waconia, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Oct. 4, 1966, in East Grand Forks, ND, the son of William and Darlyne (Montgomery) Martin.

Todd graduated from the East Grand Forks High School, and attended the East Grand Forks Technical College.

He served in the United States National Guard.

Todd was united in marriage with Tamera A. Antonson April 23, 2005 . The couple has made their home in Waconia.

Todd has been employed with Aeration Industries as an industrial sales manager, and recently was awarded the Marlene Miller Lifetime Achievement Award.

Todd enjoyed sports, and had won many awards on his high school tennis team. He taught tennis in Waconia. He loved to bike ride, golf, and he had played in many pool tournaments.

Todd cherished the time hanging around family and friends. Even though he wasn’t very good, he loved playing fantasy football.

Todd will be remembered by his grandchildren as “Grandpa Toddchos” because of the amazing nachos he made.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Martin; brother Bradley Martin; and brother-in-law Dennis Fontaine.

Todd is survived by his loving family: wife Tami Martin of Waconia; step-sons Travis (Katie) Klein of Bloomington, Trent (Jennifer) Klein of Waconia, and Jeff (Kari) Klein of Waconia; and step grandchildren Leo and Milo Klein, Mollie Klein, and Riley Klein.

He is further survived by his mother, Darlyne Martin of East Grand Forks; sisters and brothers Barbara Fontaine of Grand Forks, ND, Paul (Ann) Martin of Brown Deer, WI, David Martin of East Grand Forks, Richard (Elizabeth) Martin of Grand Forks, ND, Nancy (Mark) Gallivan of Boise, ID, Kathy Lacy of East Grand Forks, and Janice (Bart) Schlaeppi of South Carolina; father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Nancy Antonson of Hutchinson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law James and Shirley Antonson of Lester Prairie, Sandy and Cherie Antonson of Minneapolis, and Christy Antonson of Minneapolis; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A gathering of family and friends took place Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a prayer service at 630 p.m. Fr. Bennet Tran officiated.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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