Martin M. “Marty” Sybeldon was called to his eternal rest on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Appleton. He was born on February 4, 1943 to the late Edwin and Rosetta (Murray) Sybeldon in Bessemer, Michigan. He graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley, WI in 1962. Marty served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1966 and was stationed in Korea. He was united in marriage on March 2, 1968 to Carol Stremski in Superior, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Superior in 1970.
Marty taught physical education, health and driver’s education in the Bowler School District from 1970 -1999. Marty loved his students and especially enjoyed seeing them after retirement and hearing their success stories. He made many lifelong friends through teaching. In addition to his teaching career, he spent many years coaching and officiating various sports. He enjoyed vacationing at the Cove, spending time with his children, grandchildren, family members and friends, and of course, his loyal dog, Whiskey. He also loved the Packers, Brewers and the Badgers and attended many games. Christmas was an exciting time for him, as he always made it a tradition to decorate his house with many lights.
He is survived by: his wife, Carol; his three daughters, JoAnn (Carlos) Lane of Rockford, IL, Kari (William) Hahn of Bowler, and Kelly (David) Carlson also of Bowler; five grandchildren, David, Julia, Daniella, Felicia and Avery; one sister, Rita (John) Anderson of Santa Barbara, California; one brother, Edwin (Monica) Sybeldon of Mercer, WI; sisters-in-law, Gloria Fillion of Beloit, WI and Phyllis (Dan) Slade of Borrego Springs, CA; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends, including his best friends Gene Gretzlock of Wittenberg and Linda Ruska of Eau Claire.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leopolis with Rev. Francis Zurbano officiating.Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established to benefit area youth.