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Martin "Marty" Sullivan

July 24, 1948 — November 27, 2021

formerly of Wausau

Martin “Marty” D. Sullivan, age 73, formerly of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Sheboygan Falls.

Marty was born on July 24, 1948, in Joliet, IL, son of the late Robert and Helen (Hayes) Sullivan.  He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, earning the rank of Lieutenant. He then attended Purdue University earning his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, followed by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he earned his MBA in finance.

On August 23, 1970, he married Jackie (Sailors) in West LaFayette, IN.  After 40 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on October 2, 2010.  He married Susan (Hundley) on December 19, 2015 in Wausau.

Marty was a member of the Elks Lodge 248, the VFW, and the American Legion. Marty enjoyed a long career working in sales and executive management, and  retired as the Vice President and General Manager at Paladin Construction in 2008.  He was a devout Catholic, and he enjoyed devoting time, treasure, and talent to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those associated with veterans’ causes.

Marty is survived by his wife, Susan (Hundley) Sullivan of Sheboygan; two children, Colin Sullivan (Kelly) of CO, and Cathleen Sullivan (John McPartland) of IA, his brother Ward Sullivan (Krista Muellner) of Hayward, three stepchildren Heather Ribich (Frank) of WI, Stephanie Tisdale (Zach) of WI, Ashley Winger (Jesse) of GA; grandchildren, Drew Sullivan, Ella Sullivan, Kieran Sullivan, Katie Baylett, Sean Baylett, Emily Tisdale, Nathan Tisdale, Frank Ribich, Sophia Winger, Olivia Winger, and William Winger, and a host of good friends.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at St. Agnes Catholic Parish, 6101 Zinser St., Weston.  Fr. Gregory Bohren will officiate.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday December 6th at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Ct. Weston, where an Elk’s Lodge of Sorrow service will be held at 5:00 P.M.  Visitation will continue at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wausau Elks 248 or to St. Agnes Catholic Parish.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.  You may leave messages and condolences for his family at

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