Frederick “Sonny” Henry Martz peacefully passed away June 15, 2021, at the age of 78. He was surrounded by his loving wife Donna and daughters Sherry and Julie.
Fred was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Butte to Kenneth and Anne Martz and grew up in Anaconda. He worked for several years at the Galen Hospital as a cook. He married Janis Heaphy and they had two daughters: Julie Campbell and Sherry Miller. They lived most of their lives in Troy, where Fred worked at the St. Regis sawmill for more than 30 years.
Fred and Janis later divorced and Fred married Donna Hutchison in October 1998. They lived many years in their cabin up Keeler Mountain and eventually moved into Troy, where Donna still resides.
Fred loved all things fishing, especially bass fishing with his lifelong friend and fishing partner Neil Rose, winners of the coveted Tri State Bass fishing tournament in 2002. Fred was happiest in his blue bass boat on either Bull Lake, Noxon Reservoir…