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Lawrence Gerald Martin

February 12, 1931 - November 26, 2023
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Geisen-Pruzin Funeral & Cremation Services
6360 Broadway Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-980-9070 | Map
Saturday 12/2, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Service
Geisen-Pruzin Funeral & Cremation Services
6360 Broadway Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-980-9070 | Map
Saturday 12/2, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Calumet Park Cemetery
2305 West 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

Lawrence Gerald Martin was born on February 12, 1931 in Freedom, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Freedom and graduated from Freedom High School. He attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in Secondary Education. He taught PE, drivers education, and health and safety at Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana, where he alsoContinue Reading

Chasity Adewunmi left a message on December 6, 2023:
To the Martin Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I pray for comfort, peace, and joy as you all embark on this journey. Peace in knowing you were loved by a wonderful man, and to know that he knew you loved him. Joy in the memories that you have created together, may they comfort you in the times of mourning. God Bless, Chasity Adewunmi
Sherree Tipton left a message on December 3, 2023:
Kurt, I am so very sorry! Sherree Tipton
Anna Wermuth left a message on December 2, 2023:
Sending love and peace to the Martin family as you grieve the loss, and celebrate the wonderful life, of Grandpa Larry.
Shirley Renner left a message on December 2, 2023:
Remembering you, Larry, with immense respect, appreciation, & fondness. RIP
Audrey Dybas Kirkilewski Rice left a message on December 1, 2023:
Sending light and prayers to the family. Coach Martin was one nice guy!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Alison Martin left a message on December 1, 2023:
Larry - and his wife Barb - are my in-laws, though I never considered them as such. They were family who loved my children and all their grandchildren fiercely. I am so fortunate to have been a part of their lives, and I miss them both terribly. I thank them for the family they created and the love they gave. Love you Larry and Barb - forever.
Pac and Sue Clement left a message on November 30, 2023:
Condolences to the family of a man who was important to both of us as students and adults. Pac had him as a football coach at Lew Wallace and boss at Meadowdale pool and Sue taught at Merrillville Jr. High when he was Assistant Principal. We both learned much from him and today value him as one of the people who positively influenced our lives. RIP Coach!
Laura (Harmon) Sheridan left a message on November 29, 2023:
Prayers for the family during this difficult time and May your memories bring you peace! He was the most fair principal to the children I ever met during my time as a parent and merrillville school employee
Sarah Wermuth left a message on November 29, 2023:
Dear Tom, Alison, Julia, Liesl, Thomas and Alex- We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad and grandpa. Larry always had the best hearty laugh at each Thanksgiving meal and a smile that lit up his face. We are thinking of you and all of his family. Love, Sarah and Ted, Paloma and Ione Calvin
Anonymous left a message on November 29, 2023:
RIP Coach.You were a great educator and coach. I was fortunate to have you as both.Class of 1970
Joe Berger left a message on November 29, 2023:
Thank you for the memories. Rest in peace.
Kerry Rumple left a message on November 29, 2023:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Walter Cimbaljevich left a message on November 28, 2023:
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Walter Cimbaljevich left a message on November 28, 2023:
In memory of Lawrence Gerald Martin, Walter Cimbaljevich lit a candle
Walter Cimbaljevich left a message on November 28, 2023:
In memory of Lawrence Gerald Martin, Walter Cimbaljevich lit a candle
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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