Martin Brock Jr.

Obituary of Martin Brock Jr.


Martin Brock Jr. of Crystal passed away at age 91 on September 4, 2023. Martin was born in Northfield, MN on February 16, 1932. When he was 1 ½ years old, the family packed up their belongings and headed for the far reaches of northern Minnesota to a small community called Togo. There the family worked a small farm where Martin came to love the great outdoors and animals of all kinds.  


Martin married his sweetheart, Arlyn A. Lake, on August 30, 1952, in Hibbing, MN. Martin and Arlyn left the Iron Range shortly thereafter for the Twin Cities and bought their home in Crystal in 1957. Martin and Arlyn ran Arlyn’s Truck Leasing   for several years.  They sold the company and Martin drove over-the-road to Chicago and back for Fullerton Metals Co. for years until a work injury forced his retirement.  


Martin was a loving father to 3 devoted daughters. Martin loved to drive, which transferred into the vacations that the family took every summer. We called it his “hitch itch”. He would hitch up the family RV to the pickup and off we would go on another adventure. We were blessed as a family to travel the country coast-to-coast and see all it had to offer. Upon retirement they continued their travels as “snowbirds”. 


Martin and his wife Arlyn were able to celebrate 71 years of marriage before his death. Martin is survived by his loving wife Arlyn A. Brock, his 3 daughters, Janelle L. Girod (Rodney), Marlyn J. Faue (Richard), and Karla M. Stuber, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.  


Funeral will be September 23rd at St. James Lutheran Church, Crystal. Visitation 1pm/Funeral 2 pm. Small gathering to follow at the church.  Internment at Bearville Cemetery,  Bear River on September 25th; 10:30/11:00 am.




A Memorial Tree was planted for Martin
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