- April 2, 1945 - October 12, 2016
- Alexandria, Minnesota
of Martin's Passing
Share This Obituary
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“I know that I speak for a lot of people at 3m when I say he will be truly missed. We liked to give each other a hard time and always ended in a...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: John Tomford
“So sorry to hear of martins passing--- we grew up farming next to each other ---he also worked on my cars when I was in the oilfield -- he will truly...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Dale Mischke
“We have many good memories of Marty and Ruth and their kids when they lived here in Williston, ND. Our hearts are with you as you go through this...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Helen Millette
“I am so sorry for Marty's passing. I worked in the room next to Marty @3M. I would stop and chat with him sometimes. He will be missed.
4 of 19 | Posted by: David Northington
“Bonnie so very sorry to read about your Dads passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.
5 of 19 | Posted by: Tami & Jeff Berger
“Sorry for your loss Ruth and family! Sending my thoughts and prayers.
6 of 19 | Posted by: donata herr
“It was a sad day at work when we heard about Marty's passing away. I don't think there was a person in the whole plant that didn't like Marty. He...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Bernadette Rasmussen
“Ruth and family, I am sorry to hear of Marty passing away. May he rest in peace.
8 of 19 | Posted by: Gail Rehm
“Our families condolences to the extended family. Tony and Chris Kastella. It is always hard when they leave but it is a part of the law of life. We...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Tony K
“I'm still trying to process how it can be possible that Marty is gone. Four years ago we had a family reunion in Williston and i put together a...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Don Slaamot
“I remember -many years ago- going to Marty and Ruth's home with my friend Kori, to see her new baby niece, Bonnie, who was just home from the...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Naomi Rogness
“Bonnie and Family. Z . So sorry to hear about the loss of Your Father. RIP Marty????????????
12 of 19 | Posted by: Steven Fretland
“Wow, what a shock to get the phone call from Ruth yesterday that Marty is no longer with us on this earth. I am so thankful for the visit we had back...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Dave Hundeby
“My heart is heavy as I grieve with each of you. He was such a great guy. Little did we know when we said good bye in our living room two weeks ago...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Phelps
“I'm so sorry for your loss...I always enjoyed him..He was always so fun and I he always had something to tease me with..my deepest sympathies to you...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: deanna knudson
“Sorry to hear about the loss of Marty, he was a friend to many! He had a great laugh, which I will never forget. He was a kind and caring man. It was...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Doebber
“Shocked to here of a Dear Friend passing... We are so very sorry for your loss... Missing Him already.. ???? Heart felt Love, from Rocket and Alida...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Alida
“Ruth, Bonnie, Charlene, Robert, & Tony, I'm so sorry for you loss. Marty was a great man with a big heart, especially when it came to his family....Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Julienne Dinkel
“So sorry to hear about Marty.. He was truly a great guy and a joker.. Marty will be missed by all that new him.
19 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Rosenow
Martin "Marty" C. Slaamot was born on April 2, 1945 in Williston, North Dakota to Arnold and Karen (Kingstad) Slaamot. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. Marty grew up on the family farm in Hanks, North Dakota. He served his country in the Army National Guard for six years and was honorably discharged in 1969. Marty was united in marriage to Ruth Kastelle on August 16, 1968 in Whitefish, MT by Reverend Jack Trosen. To this union the couple was blessed with five children, Bonnie, Michelle, Charlene, Robert and Tony. The family lived in Williston, ND where Marty worked on the oil fields and as an auto mechanic. In August of 1989, Marty and Ruth moved to Alexandria, MN where he attended Alexandria Technical College for Automotive Diagnostic Technician. After completing his two year degree he went to work for Koeps Corner in Alexandria. In 1993, Marty started working at 3M as a machine operator and just retired in April of 2016. Marty had a love of tractors but only if it was a John Deere. He loved riding his tractor, so his grass got a lot of attention and it was not uncommon for his grass to get cut 3 times a week. Marty died on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Alexandria; daughters, Bonnie (Tom) Fretland of Williston, ND and Charlene (John) Williams of Chaska, MN; sons, Robert (Dawn) Slaamot of Osakis, MN and Tony Slaamot of Alexandria, MN; grandchildren, Tyler and Brianna Fretland, Jenna, Dominic and Braden Williams, Corbin and Callie Slaamot, and Molly Betterman; brothers, Steve (Karen) Slaamot of Harvey, ND and Irv Slaamot of Sisseton, SD; sisters, Arleen (Dave) Finders of Williston, ND and Kori (Rob) Williams of Andover, MN; mother-in-law, Ettie Kastelle of Kalispell, MT; sister-in-law, Mona Slaamot of Chula Vista, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Marty is preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle; parents; and his brother, Arnold Jr. Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM with a Prayer Service at 7 PM on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.