Condolence & Memory Journal

Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers. It makes it easier knowing that he is with my Mom. I was blessed to have him has my Dad. I was also taught that this illusion of separation, exists only here. If ever anyone made it to Heaven, My dad did.... A life well lived, I love you.

Posted by Duane Martin - CEDAR LAKE, IN - Son   March 20, 2017

Thank you everyone for the kind words. My Dad was a special man.

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2017


Jimmie was a wonderful neighbor and friend who will be greatly missed!! My most favorite memory of Jim was hearing him singing or whistling when he mowed his lawn!!

Posted by Cynthia and Douglas Ginn - Cedar Lake, IN - Neighbor   December 28, 2016

Duane and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Erny & Bernie Cherbak & Boys

Posted by Ernest Cherbak - Oliver Springs, TN - Family Friend   December 21, 2016

sorry for your loss I heard him sing when I was much younger and keep your self safe and find joy in memories

Posted by jim perrin - cedar lake, IN   December 21, 2016

Jim will forever be my favorite song leader. His smile and his "la de das" whenever he forgot the words always made me smile too. From my childhood days when he would take Dana and I out to lunch on Sunday afternoons, through all our Christmas caroling days, he has always been encouraging and full of joy. First Baptist Church will never be the same. Until we meet again...

Posted by Sandy MacFarlane - Crown Point, IN - Family Friend   December 20, 2016

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. He always had a smile and a wave for his neighbors while out walking his dog, or driving through. We will miss him

Posted by Sandy and Tom Urbanczyk - Cedar Lake, IN - Neighbor   December 20, 2016

Saddened by the loss of such a sweet man. He always had an encouraging word for anyone he came in contact with. Loved singing with him at Church and being able to Christmas Carol with him at the Nursing homes. He had a heart for people.

Posted by Sandy Brownd - Cedar Lake, IN - Friend   December 20, 2016

My condolences to the family. HE may be gone in the physical being, but he does forever live in your hearts and minds.

Posted by Gloria Martindale - Richmond Hill, GA - Friend   December 20, 2016


I will always remember Mr. Martin as kind and caring. He was always pleasant, friendly and cheerful. I will miss him.

Posted by Vic Babin - LaPorte, IN - Friend   December 20, 2016

Sorry for your loss R.I.P.uuncle Jim

Posted by Jeffrey Norman - crump, TN - Family   December 20, 2016

Forever in our hearts brother n law

Posted by Teresa Copeland - Crown point, IN - Family   December 20, 2016