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Larry L. Martin

August 6, 1942 — March 31, 2022

Bristol

Larry L. Martin, age 79, of Bristol, Indiana passed away at 1:05p on March 31, 2022, in his sleep with his loving wife by his side.  Larry had a strong love and devotion to the one and only Almighty God.  With Larry’s Christian faith his family takes great comfort in knowing they will see him again in heaven eternal.

Larry was born in Goshen, IN on August 6, 1942, son of Cleo and Harriett L. (Hall) Martin.  Larry married Carrie M. (Borntrager) Mast on August 7, 1993.

Larry graduated from New Paris High School in 1960.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and archery were just some of his passions.  Larry’s family was always very important to him. He was instrumental in his young children’s lives as a Scout Master and later as a founding member of the Elkhart County 4-H Goat Club.  Larry took great pride in his 40+ years as a brick mason.  He was also very civic minded, sharing his time; volunteering for the New Paris EMS/Fire Department for 13 years, and as a Mounted Posse member for the Town of Bristol, IN for 10 years.

Larry is survived by his wife Carrie M. Martin of Bristol, IN;  sons Randall E. (Sondra) Martin of Colorado Springs, CO; Todd L. (Karen) Martin of New Paris, IN; and daughter Angela N. (Caleb) Page of Goshen, IN; step-daughters Jennifer K. Mast of Aurora, CO, and Debra K. (Keith) Mast of Goshen, IN; nephew Jon Eric (Stephanie) Hershberger of Warsaw, IN; niece Andrea McKeand of Warsaw, IN; 9 grandchildren, 13+ great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandsons, 6 step-great-grandchildren; 4 half-sisters, Diana Miller of Mesick, MI, Connie Thomas of White Pigeon, MI, Jerry (Clayton) Lyczynski of Sturgis, MI, Patty Salter (Gale Blemmings) of Mesick, MI; and half-brother Tim (Yvonne) Martin of Mendon, MI.

Larry was preceded in death by his mom Harriette (Hall) and step-dad Carl Drudge; his dad Cleo and step-mom Lydia (Hawn) Martin; his sister Marlene Kay (Martin) Hershberger; brother-in-law Jon Earl Hershberger; half-brother Randy Gene Martin; and step-son Jason Wayne Mast.

Visitation will be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514.  Funeral services will be at 11am on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Siloam Fellowship Church, 61616 CR 35, Goshen, IN 46528 with visitation from 10-11am. Pastor Vern Hostetler will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol, IN.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Care for Cancer Kids, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org , or Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202 www.rileychildren.org .  Online condolences may be made to the Martin family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com .

To livestream the service for Larry please click on this link: https://youtu.be/p4CIfp9FJXU

Donations:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Riley Hospital for Children
705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis IN 46202
Web: https://give.rileykids.org

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Siloam Fellowship Church (Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart, Goshen)

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Elkhart, IN 46514

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