Brian “Chico” Earl Martell

Oct 10, 1951 - Mar 08, 2024

age 72, passed away at his home in Guffey, Colorado on 3/8/2024. He was a USMC Vietnam Veteran and worked as a laborer following his service. He was born October 10, 1951, to George and Lola (Lemerond) Martell. He served in the Marines from 12/69 until being honorably discharged 02/74. Brian was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed passing on his skills to anyone that was interested.

He is survived by his daughter, Amber Jo and John, son, Eric and Christy; 6 grandchildren: Joey, Jonathan, Dylan, Tyler, Izabella, and Zoey; three brothers and a sister: Terry Martell, Greg and Linda Martell, David and Trina Martell, and Beth Ann and Michael Kobylarz; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, George and Lola Martell; brother, Jeff; and sister, in law Susan Martell.

Burial will take place July 20, 2024, in Glenwood Cemetery in Goodman at 11am with full military honors.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting his family with arrangements.

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Roxann Nys

In loving memory of Brian, fondly known as Chico, a cherished USMC veteran who was my partner for many years but also the love of my life. The years we spent together in Wisconsin and Colorado were filled with joyous adventures and unforgettable moments. Chico’s love for hunting, fishing, and his unwavering support for the Green Bay Packers reflected his passion for life and the things that brought him happiness. Despite his love for Colorado, his heart was in Wisconsin, where we shared many cherished memories. His struggle with alcohol, while difficult, does not define the man he was. Chico’s love, kindness, and the joy he brought into my life are his true legacy. May he rest in peace, knowing that he was deeply loved and will be forever missed.

Amber Jo Martell

When I look in the mirror I see your eyes. When I watch my children’s love for fishing I think back and remember your smile as you watched them fish. When I look up and see the moon I hear your voice telling me you’re always with me and never far away because we both sleep under the same moon. I can hear your laugh all around me. You may not be here physically, but you are still here! You’re finally free Dad! We will forever miss the physical you, but we will forever have the memories that live with each of us and cherish the good times. Shine bright up there and know I love you!

Eric Martell

Canuck of the north, father…I hope you are finally at peace eternally enjoying the open fields, the wind through the trees, and water rustling through the pebbles of a near by stream. You shall me missed but never forgotten for in all of us there are memories of the great Canuck of the North.