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Paul J. Martin dies at age 96

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Paul J. Martin, age 96 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in Chesterton.

He was born on January 23, 1919 in Gary, IN, to Paul C. and Jean (Nicoll) Martin.

On April 8, 1944 in Alva, OK, he married his high school sweetheart, Harriet Bernice Schraeder.

Paul is survived by his daughters; Karen (James) Williams and Judith (Russ) Hess, son; Charles Martin (Dan O’Meara), grandchildren; Paul Williams, Amy Chew, Ronald Borden, Christina Perdue, Angela Hess, Jamie Coffman, and Bethany Wilkerson and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his brother, Robert Martin.

Paul was a U.S. WWII Army Veteran who served in both theaters. He retired from US Steel and served on the Chesterton Utility Board, and was a member of the American Legion. Paul and Harriet enjoyed traveling in their retirement years and spending winters in Mesa, Arizona.

There will be no services at this time. Arrangements handled by Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Online condolences to the family may be left at


Posted 12/3/2015




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