Martin (“Marty”) Kane
(“Marty”) Kane passed away peacefully on July 11, 2011,
after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Kane was 64 years
old. Born in Clinton, Iowa, on December 24, 1946, Mr.
Kane spent much of his life in Iowa and Wisconsin and
earned his college degree from Upper Iowa University. He
worked for many years in newspaper publishing and later
on in the financial services industry.
Having lived much of his life in the Midwest, Mr. Kane’s
dream was to one day live in a sunnier climate, near the
ocean. This was a dream he realized when he moved to the
coastal community of Southport, in 1999, to take a
position as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Mr. Kane is survived by his high school sweetheart and
adoring wife of 43 years, Margaret; his loving
daughters, Kathleen Kane Rolfs of Tallahassee, Florida
(husband David and children Joshua and Anna), and
Patricia Kane Wright of Delavan, Wisconsin (husband
Jesse and children Jack and Kyle); sister, Jackie Kane
(niece Colleen Kelly [son Ryan Drews] all of Whitefish
Bay, Wisconsin); a very special sister-in-law, Marie
Plamann (husband Terry and nephews Andy [wife Erin, son
Oliver] and Tony) of Appleton, Wisconsin; as well as
many dear friends in Wisconsin and North Carolina.
Known to his grandchildren as “Papa at the Beach,” Mr.
Kane was completely devoted to his family and remained
passionate about his work even up until just shortly
before his death. Mr. Kane’s chief pleasure came from
serving others. He told his family he had no plans to
retire from his work or participation in the various
community organizations he was involved in.
Mr. Kane was preceded in death by his parents, a brother
and a son, Patrick Vincent Kane.
The family will receive visitors from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Peacock-Newnam & White
Funeral Home in Southport.
A Funeral Mass will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday,
July 22 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Delavan,
Wisconsin, with burial in the St. Andrew’s parish
The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to
Hospice for the loving care received during the final
weeks of Mr. Kane’s life.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be
made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center,
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. Peacock
Newnam & White Funeral Home in Southport and Monroe
Funeral Home in Delavan are assisting the family.