TEN SLEEP – Longtime area
resident Martin Sudnagis died at
Martin was born on Jan. 2, 1926 in
At age 18, he was drafted into the German army. In 1944, he was captured by the Allied Forces in
In 1951, he immigrated to Worland where his older sister resided and he was sponsored by the
After several years, Martin started his own carpentry business and built many homes in the Worland and Ten Sleep area.
In 1958, he returned to
The family moved to Ten Sleep in 1969 after purchasing the Valley Motel. They ran the motel for 27 years while Martin continued his contracting business, building several homes, cabins and other projects in the Ten Sleep-Worland area until he retired.
Martin was a member of
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and playing pool.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Inge, on Jan. 12, 1996; his sister, Marie Purvenas; and his brothers, Wilhelm, Johann and Michael who all died in the German army in WWII.
Martin is survived by his son, Harry Sudnagis of Ten Sleep; his daughter, Rose Pahl of Worland; his granddaughters, Justina Pahl of Laurel, Mont. and Lindsay Pahl of Worland; and by several nieces and a nephew.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Trippel of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Ten Sleep Cemetery. The casket will be open at the church one hour prior to service time.
Memorials may be made to the Ten Sleep Senior Center,
Veile Mortuary of Worland is assisting with the arrangements.