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Esteban V. Martinez Sr., 79, Elkhart, died 10:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1938, in Zacatecas, Mexico, to Pedro and Rufina Martinez. On Oct. 18, 1982, he married Maria R. (Gomez) Martinez.
Surviving are a wife, Maria Martinez, Elkhart; five children, Martin Martinez, Elkhart, Juana Martinez, Mexico, Manuel Martinez, Goshen, Esteban Martinez Jr., Elkhart, and Isabel Martinez, Elkhart; four siblings; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents.
Esteban worked in production manufacturing and attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elkhart.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. A 10 a.m. funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 417 S. Main St., Goshen. Father Eloy Jimenez will officiate. Burial will take place in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at rrefh.com
Published on January 14, 2018
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