Duane A. Martinson (Marty) passed away on October 2, 2022 in Carson City, Nevada. He was born November 1, 1942 to Luella and Curtis Martinson in Madison, Wisconsin.
He graduated from Monona Grove High school in Madison and upon graduation enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF). He served 6 years in the Air Force until 1970, which included overseas service in the Philippines, where he met and married his first wife Rosita Lopez (Rose). Marty and Rose had one son, Glenn Martinson. Upon completion military service he settled in the San Francisco Bay Area which included a successful 35 year career with United Airlines that allowed Marty to continue his passion for mechanical work and expertise on a variety of engines for both the airline and also the USAF. He retired from United Airlines in 2001 and after meeting Carla Sims in the Bay Area, they both moved to Minden, Nevada to begin their next chapter of life together over the next 20 years.
Marty and Carla used their time in Minden as a launching pad for a number of adventures and
travels around the globe across planes, trains, boats, motorcycles, Corvettes, and RVs. Marty was a member of the Lake Tahoe Corvette club for 7 Years. He was always the “travel man” organizing many trips with tedious planning and pouring over maps that included several cross-country, trans-Canadian, and even Arctic Circle trips on BMW motorcycles. Marty also had a passion for the outdoors spending much of his time active either on dirt bikes, UTVs, on foot, or paddling a kayak in the Nevada back country, especially with his dogs Ringo, Harley and Remy.
Marty is preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Luella Martinson, and brother Darrell
Martinson, his first wife Rose Lopez, his brother Curtis Martinson, and his sister Margie Keithly.
He is survived by his son Glenn Martinson, daughter-in-law Ellen Wallace, domestic partner Carla Sims, and niece/nephews Marcie Dudek, Mike Keithly, and Mark Keithly.
Internment will be Eastside Memorial Park in Minden, Nevada Friday October 21 at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers please make all donations to the ASPCA https://www.aspca.org/ways-to-give
or to the Wild Horse Advocates - https://wildhorseadvocates.org/