Bezelee Martin Archives

Bezelee Martin, founder of Lena’s Food Store, passes at age 88

July 29, 2021

Entrepreneur Bezelee Martin, the co-founder of the former Lena’s Food Market chain in Milwaukee, died on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending. Bezelee Martin was 88 years old. Born on September 29, 1932 in Dumas, Arkansas, he was named by an aunt who found the name in the Bible. Martin was mainly raised… [Read More]

Congratulations Bezelee Martin and Family

April 28, 2013

Pictured are several of the Martin family members: (from left) Bruce Martin, Anthony Martin, Derrick Martin, Lena Martin, Greg Martin, Bezelee Martin, and Eric Martin. Congratulations to the Martin Family Most recently, Bezelee Martin was honored along with several other Milwaukee business leaders, including: Dr. Adolph Gunderson of Gundersen Lutheran; Joseph J. Zilber of Zilber, Ltd.,… [Read More]

Being good at what you do = success

April 15, 2013

Bezelee Martin, 83, an entrepreneur since the age of 14, knows well the formula for becoming a successful businessman. Martin spoke to a class of students Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Vincent High School who are participants with Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization, which teaches financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial skills to young people,… [Read More]