Michael L. Martin 74, of Rochester

Michael L. Martin 74, of Rochester, passed away at 11:35 A.M. Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

He was born on May 23, 1949 in Keokee, Virginia, the son of Truman Allen and Nina (McKinney) Martin. He, along with his family, moved to Plymouth, Indiana from Virginia in 1957 and graduated from Plymouth High School. On June 6, 2009 in Warsaw, Indiana, he married Cindy Jones and she survives.

Michael studied at Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, Texas and received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston in Political Science. He also studied at Ivy Tech College to learn CADD and Robotics. While living in the Houston, Texas area, Michael had worked many years for National Oilwell as a Designer and Drilling Systems Engineer. After moving back to Indiana, he retired from Utilimaster Corporation after sixteen years as a Senior Designer. In his leisure time, he belonged to ABATE, the Indiana Patriot Guard and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Martin, Rochester, Indiana, children, Michael (Rena) Martin, Cleveland, Ohio, Layla Martin, Plymouth, Indiana, Tabitha Martin, Plymouth, Indiana, Kaley (Jeremy) Stump, Nappanee, Indiana, step-children, Morgan (Hayden) Correll, Nappanee, Indiana, Amber (Rick) Wilburn, Rochester, Indiana, Aaron Pesak, Rochester, Indiana, eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, siblings, David C. Martin, Pennington Gap, Virginia, Carolyn Strolle, Naples Florida, Truman “Frank” (Cher) Martin, Wisconsin, H. Daniel (Deb) Martin, Plymouth, Indiana, Rita Lemon, Washington, Indiana, Martha C. LaValle, Plymouth, Indiana, Karen Lieliert, Warsaw, Indiana, Melvin Martin, Virginia, Greta Martin, Virginia, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Glenn A. Martin and sister, Patricia F. Schieb.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to ABATE of Kosciusko County or Fulton County or the Indiana Patriot Guard. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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