Gene Martin of Sioux City celebrated his 80th birthday with an open house on Feb. 17.

Gene's family includes his wife of 57 years, Ginger; three children, Stacey (Carl) Fosvik, Chip (Ann) Martin and JP (Leslie) Martin; and five grandchildren.

Gene was born on Feb. 14, 1938. He is the owner/operator of Martin Field in South Sioux City. He has been a pilot his whole life.