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“I am sorry to learn that Cliff has passed away. I didn't learn of his passing until I saw the obituary in the Shopper News the evening of June 27th...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: EDWIN OESTERREICH - EAST LEROY, MI

“DEAR SHARON AND FAMILY,I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. WHEN THE LORD CALLS OUR LOVED ONES HOME HE LEAVES A GIFT OF MEMORIES IN EXCHANGE. HOLD ON...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: PENNY CLARE - Flint, MI


3 of 7 | Posted by: thomas godde - augusta, MI

“So sorry to hear about Cliff, he was my foreman at Kelloggs when I first hired in a great guy to work with and a great boss always a joy to be...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Al McCarty - Dowling, MI

“Dear Dad, I miss you so much. You really was my hero. I know you are at peace now and with mom. You taught us all so much which helped us become the...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gay Martin - Battle Creek, MI

“I worked with Cliff for many years. Both Kellogg plant and Corporate. A true gentlemen. I offer my condolences to the family for their lossDon...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Don Thomason - Bonita Springs, FL

“Dear Sharon, Linda and Gay. We are so very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Bless his heart he is together with sweet Harriet once again. We...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Dan & Sarah McClure - Athens, MI


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Clifford L. Martin, age 93, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, June 22, 2019. He was born at his family home in Battle Creek on May 1, 1926, the loving son of John and Clara (Hendrixson) Martin. Clifford faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from the Kellogg Company in 1988 after more than 27 years of service, and then returned as a consultant for an additional 5 years.

Clifford married the "Love of His Life", Harriet L. Reick in Battle Creek on October 6, 1946; She sadly preceded him in death on March 16, 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Phil) Madarasz of Avon Park, FL, Linda (John) Gaskill of Indianapolis, IN, and Gay Anne Martin of Battle Creek; seven grandchildren, Chad Crane, Ryan Crane, Leigh (Scott) LaForest, Steve (Jenny) Madarasz, Jason Wood, Brittney (Jasen) Grant, and Tara Wood; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Maurice (Dianna) Martin of Ceresco; and several cousins, nieces & nephews. Clifford was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Donna Scott; and two brothers, Wesley & Charles Martin.

Clifford was a member of the American Legion Post #54, the Kellogg 25-year Club and the Elks Lodge #131, Battle Creek. An avid Detroit Tigers fan, he also enjoyed going to the Casino to play Keno, reading, working crossword puzzles, hunting, fishing, and watching "The Price is Right".

A memorial service to celebrate Clifford's life will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials directed to the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, c/o Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.