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Otto Richard Martin service Monday

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Otto Richard Martin, age 72 of Porter, Ind., passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 at his home.

He was born July 6, 1940 in Chicago, Ill., to Otto and Margaret (Ihde) Martin, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was married to Debora (Szymanski) Martin, who survives of Porter, Ind.

Otto is also survived by his sons, Danny Martin of Anderson, Ind., Billy (Lisa) Martin of Shawano, Wis., and Scott (Tina) Martin of Green Bay, Wis.; daughters, Debbie Johnson of Sartell, Minn., and Tammy (Paul) Marsala of Woodstock, Ill.; sisters, Marilyn Cummins of North Aurora, Ill., and Diane Baldyga of Egg Harbor, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Darlene Martin of St. Charles, Ill.; brother in law, Edward Szymanski of Hammond, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Martin.

Otto was an area resident since 1993. He retired in 1991 from Amoco Oil and was a veteran of the US Navy. He loved horses and horse racing and enjoyed going to the casino. He loved Lake Michigan and the dunes and enjoyed visiting the parks.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 18, at 1:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Rev. Frederick Hoover officiating. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso, Ind.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 18, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 2/15/2013