Frederic S. “Steve” Martin, 84, Rochester, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
He was the third born son of Earl and Bessie (Thurston) Martin on May 11, 1934, in Cass County. He graduated from Young America High School in 1953. Mr. Martin was first married to Joellen Zeck, mother to his three children, Michael, Kathryn and Lori. On Feb. 22, 1975, at the Metea Baptist Church, he married Darlene L. (Beattie) Hoehne, becoming the father to David Lee Hoehne and Darla Hoehne.
Steve Martin was owner of the Steve Martin Construction Company located in Kokomo, for over thirty years. He restored and rebuilt many homes and churches after devastating fires and wind losses. After retiring from the construction business, he was a Housing and HUD inspector for Howard and Cass County for several years. He was a member of the Metea Baptist Church, where he had been a trustee and Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed fishing, teaching his grandchildren how to fish, trips to Wisconsin and Florida, water skiing, snow skiing and snowmobiling.
Survivors include his wife of forty three years, Darlene L. Martin, Rochester; children: Michael (Beth) Martin, Kokomo; Kathy (Kristi) Stockberger, Rochester; Lori Rochelle Higgins, Logansport; Darla Jean (Robert) Kaminski, Lombard, Ill.; grandchildren: Kerry Brouyette, Macy; Matthew Coleman, Rochester; Jackie (Pat) Robertson, Kokomo; Kristen (Andy) Dalton, Carmel; Andrea (Luke) Stocking, Nashville, Tenn.; Tawnie Martin, Royal Center; Michelle Martin, Las Vegas, Nev.; eleven great grandchildren; brothers: Roger (Maryanne) Martin, Jasonville; Reggie (Lois) Martin, Galveston; David Martin, Kokomo; sisters: Jan (Chet) Brantley, Kokomo; Sharlyn Trine, Kokomo; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gene Martin and Jack Martin, nephews, Barry Martin and Dake Martin and step-son, David Lee Hoehne.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday July 4, at the Metea Baptist Church, Lucerne, with Pastors Mark Foreman, Tyler Murphy and Dave Sommers officiating. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday July 3, at the church and one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Metea Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester,