Dr. Martin Setter, 86, of Kenosha, was born to eternal life Friday, October 5, 2012 at Brookside Care Center, after enduring a long illness. He was born to this life on earth on July 3, 1926 to the late Martin and Anna (Przybylski) Setter in Kenosha. He was educated at St. Mark’s Catholic School and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. Martin was the 1946 Wisconsin State High School Track Champion in the 880 run and never lost a race one on one. He earned a track scholarship to Marquette University. Martin was inducted into the Kenosha Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame in Track. He graduated from Marquette Dental School in 1953. Martin served in the US Merchant Marines, and then entered the US Army on August 22, 1946. He was a Staff Sgt. and saw duty in occupied Japan in intelligence surveillance acquiring Morse code information from the Russian Embassy in Tokyo. He was honorably discharged on December 10, 1947. On June 27, 1953 he married Jeannette M. Wawiorka at St. Casimir Parish. Martin dedicated 50 years to his dental practice, briefly in Twin Lakes and a lifetime in Kenosha on Washington Road. His dedication and long hours are still reflected in the many kind comments from his patients. Martin was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, a former member of St. Casimir’s Catholic Church where he was a reader and an usher. He was past president of St. Casimir’s Home and School Association and Parish Council. He was past president of the St. Joseph High School Home and School, Association. Martin was a member, past treasurer and president of the Kenosha County Dental Society; lifetime member of the PLAV,Post #34, Kenosha; Member of the VFW #1865,Kenosha; Elk’s Club; the Loyal Order of the Moose #286; the Danish Brotherhood Lodge #14; The Olympian Club; Marquette Alumni Association and the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. Martin loved any challenge and could not keep idle. In his free time he enjoyed buying and maintaining rental properties. He looked forward to traveling with his wife Jan but always found projects to keep him busy, especially at the cottage in Wabeno Wisconsin. He was an avid mushroom hunter, enjoyed cards, dancing with Jan, and driving his Model A Ford. He loved to chronicle mementos from his trips, accomplishments and family events. Martin pursued educational endeavors as when learning Spanish and in woodworking classes. He greatly enjoyed his time with his Olympian club friends at Packer and Bear games, and with his many cousins. He organized annual Przybylski family reunions and visited the Setter family in Calgary Alberta several times. Martin is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jeannette. And by his loving children Janine (Brian) Miller, Raepaulette (David) Loeffler, Bobbie (Ken) Poppie, Lt. Col. Martin (Cathy) Setter, DPM and Dr. Joseph Setter, all who he nurtured by example. He doted on and counseled his 10 grandchildren Jessie and Courtnie Poppie, Eric Setter, Zack , Matt and Brianna Miller, Jeannette, Nate, Cassondra, and Joey Loeffler.
He enjoyed a game of golf or cribbage with his surviving brothers Edwin (Helen) Setter and Gerald (Kathleen) Setter. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 12th at 10:15 a.m. at the Bruch Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial for Martin will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (4816 – 7th Ave.). Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kenosha or Daybreak Adult Daycare in Kenosha or in Bristol.
Bruch Funeral Home 3503 Roosevelt Road Kenosha, WI 53142 262-652-8298 Visit Martin’s Online Memorial Book www.bruchfuneralhome.net