Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin


January 19, 1976 - August 18, 2023


Jennifer Martin, 47, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Friday, August 18, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls following a well fought battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 24, from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Friday, August 25, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. A celebration of life for Jennifer will follow the graveside service at the Lake Mitchell Day Camp, 1200 Indian Village Rd. Please join us to honor and share the memory of our sweet Jennifer.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, mother, and nana, Jennifer Dawn Martin. Her absence leaves an irreplaceable void in the lives of all who have had the privilege of knowing her.

Jennifer was a paragon of love, kindness, and strength. Her nurturing spirit knew no bounds, and her unwavering dedication to her family was a testament to her character. She had an innate ability to make everyone feel cherished and valued. Her warm smile and soothing words were a source of comfort during both the brightest and darkest moments. Jennifer had a spirit that radiated resilience, teaching those around her the importance of facing life’s challenges with grit and courage.

Jennifer Dawn Martin was born in Huron, SD on January 19, 1976. She was the daughter of Sandie Zimmerman and Daniel Peiker. Jenn raised six beautiful children who were her world. She enjoyed sharing all of her children’s interests no matter the circumstances. Jenn had a great fondness for darts, racing, collecting memorabilia of sorts, and of course her cats.

Though her physical presence may no longer grace our lives, the memories of Jenn will forever remain etched in our hearts. Her legacy of love, compassion, and resilience will continue to guide and inspire us. As we mourn her loss, let us also celebrate the incredible life she lived and the profound impact she had on all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Jenn is survived by her children, Christopher (Amber) Kauk, Alison Kauk, Whitney Kauk, Zackery Waldner, Kolton Fisher, and Chloe Fisher; her fiancé, Wade McKenzie and their daughter Aria; granddaughter, Delilah Waldner; and parents, Sandie and Jon Zimmerman and Daniel Peiker.

May she find eternal peace and forever light our paths.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” -Eskimo Proverb


Thursday, August 24, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, August 25, 2023
1:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Aria McKenzie on May 3, 2024
I love you so much mom! It’s just not the same without you!! I miss you so much FLY HIGH!!😞❤️
Posted by Lynde and Jim on August 24, 2023
So sorry for the loss of your Mom, daughter and friend. Jenny fought a tough battle for a long time. We didn’t get the opportunity to meet in person, but felt like we knew her through Sandie over the years. We know Jen was loved by her Mom and kids, her many friends. She was fun, stubborn, and a force to be reckoned with! She will surely be missed. Keep the wonderful memories and stories , share them with loved ones. You weren’t ready to let her go, but God must of needed that Angel. Hugs and prayers ❤️
Posted by Sharen maeschen on August 23, 2023
Thoughts and prayers to the family
Posted by Tara Nelson on August 23, 2023
Wade Mckenzie and family if Jenn keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time . God will guide you all through this and now you all have a beautiful guardian angel watching over you.
Posted by Teresa Halling-Rittel on August 23, 2023
Fly high with the angels
Posted by Jenn and Shane dorris and family on August 23, 2023
Sorry for the loss you will be greatly missed by all may you rest easy 🙏
Posted by Dave Strohmayer on August 23, 2023
Im so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Brian-Dawm Klinkel on August 22, 2023
God in Heaven thank you for gracing our lives with your presence. You are so beautiful!
The angels will be your friends! Rest sweet girl
Posted by Peggy Brintnell on August 22, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by JoAnn Hettinger on August 22, 2023
Sorry for your loss!
Posted by Denise Fischer on August 21, 2023
So very sorry for your loss. Hugs to all
Posted by Judy Timmins on August 21, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
She will be missed by all.
Posted by Lori Bult on August 21, 2023
Amazing impact you left on the world around you. My prayers to those that love you 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Julie Zimmerman on August 21, 2023
Jenn fought a long hard battle with determination and strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your faith see you through this difficult time. Love to you all.
Posted by Darla Jonson on August 21, 2023
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.You will be missed by many people...Fly high Jenn Martin
Posted by Kayla Holzbauer on August 21, 2023
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May your wonderful memories be carried on forever. Rest in paradise. Love you Momma Jenn.
Posted by Michelle Styer-Casper on August 21, 2023
RIP my friend and pink sister.. You were a Warrior you will be forever missed.
Posted by Lynette Korbel on August 21, 2023
Sending my love and sympathy to you Sandy snd your entire family. May she be forever at peace.
Posted by Chandi on August 21, 2023
Jenn was a special lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by Renae on August 21, 2023
RIP friend… prayers for the family
Posted by Rhonda Lautt on August 21, 2023
Thoughts & prayers for her family & friends left behind! She was such a great friend to so many people, I am gonna miss you always & forever momma Jenn
Posted by Tim and shari ganser on August 21, 2023
Sandy and family so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort at this time.
Posted by Michelle Rickett on August 21, 2023
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. She was a great gal!
Posted by Leroy trenary on August 21, 2023
Rest easy ol.friend I will never forget the memories we shared
Posted by Sukie Douglas on August 21, 2023
I'm so sorry for your loss
Posted by Angela Sorensen on August 21, 2023
Love you always my friend I’ll see you again
Posted by Kim Haiar on August 21, 2023
Sandi I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.
Posted by Monica Steege on August 21, 2023
You were loved by many and will be greatly missed. Prayers to your family and friends.
Posted by Karli kiner on August 21, 2023
Fly high Jenn you will be missed always
Posted by Lori DePauw on August 21, 2023
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May your wonderful memories carry you through this most difficult time. I will not be able to make the funeral but know I am praying for strength and healing for you all as you grieve. Sweet angel RIP!
Posted by Wade McKenzie on August 21, 2023
I love you so much babe...
Posted by Cory Berquist on August 21, 2023
Rest easy my friend !
Posted by Brenda Debus on August 21, 2023
Fly with the angels my dear friend, you were a fighter and a big part of my life. You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Sandy & Don Gleich on August 21, 2023
Sandy & family, Just want to let you know how sorry we are for your loss, Hugs & prayers to all of you.
Posted by Marge Wagner on August 21, 2023
Sorry for your loss
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