Douglas “Doug” Martin passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 19, 2021.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 29, 1955, and was the only child to Robert and Dorothy (Weinhold) Martin. After graduating from Lawrence Technological University, he married Suzanne “Sue” Hurley of Dearborn, Mich., on Christmas Eve 1981. He worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years and retired in 2017. After the passing of his beloved wife, Sue, Doug married Dawn (Bishop) Martin on May 13, 2017. Doug and Dawn cared for many horses, dogs, and cats on their farm in Edwardsburg, Mich.
Doug was compelled to help those in need – whether it was lending a hand, providing support or guidance. His hobbies included caring for animals, vintage trucks, and firearms. In his retirement he enjoyed boating, spending time with his grandchildren, and traveling – especially to Alaska and Hawaii. Doug was a devout Christian and member and volunteer of Granger Community Church in Granger, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and first wife. He is survived by his wife; his children, Zack (Maggie) and Andy (Ronda) Martin; his stepchildren, Jason (Lisa) Knepp, Sarah (Billy) O’Hara, and Steven (Shayne Marvin) Norton; and his 12 grandchildren, Ethan (Cassie) Knepp, Bryce Knepp, Jenna Knepp, Collin O’Hara, Olivia Haase, Blake O’Hara, Anna Martin, Amelia Martin, Trace Norton, Emmalyn Martin, Tayrock Norton, and AJ Martin.
For the health and safety of his friends and family, a formal celebration of life will be held in the spring. The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and support staff at Elkhart General Hospital COVID critical care team.