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Luke Anthony Martin

December 21, 1955 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Luke Martin Obituary

Luke Anthony Martin, 68, of Westphalia, passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family on February 7, 2024. He was born in St. Johns on December 21, 1955 to Joseph and Pauline (Thelen) Martin. Luke was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and loved living in the country on his family’s homestead. He was a simple man who enjoyed listening to classic rock and spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding Luke in death are his parents; beloved wife, Julie Martin; infant son, Jacob Martin; sister, Therese Trierweiler; and brothers-in-law, Clem Thelen, Maynard Wirth, James Ruhl, Wayne Berger, Dennis Harr, and David Feldpausch. Left to cherish his legacy are the love of his life, Barb Kwekel; son, Joseph Martin and Jeremy (Jessica) Kwekel; grandchildren, Bella and Peyton Martin, Emily, Zachary, Kiaira, Grace, Faith, Malachi, Joy, Jeremiah, David, and Joshua Kwekel; siblings, Josephine Thelen, Mary Ann Wirth, Bernadette (James) Fox, Anthony (Pat) Martin, Imelda Berger, Francis (Marlene) Martin, Celine Harr, Rita Feldpausch, and Paul (Pam) Martin; brother-in-law, Leland (Joan) Trierweiler; his loving and compassionate caregivers and nieces, Karen Pline and her daughter Cassie; and special friends, Tom Fedewa, Pat Schafer, Dale Beachnau, Al Droste, and Charlie Hengesbach and several in-laws from the Fox family.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia Street, Westphalia. The rosaries will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Peter Lawrence on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Westphalia. Rite of Committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Monday
February 12, 2024

1:30 PM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Visitation
Monday
February 12, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Recitation of the Rosary
Monday
February 12, 2024

5:30 PM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Visitation
Monday
February 12, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
February 13, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
201 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Committal
Tuesday
February 13, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Westphalia, MI 48894

Luncheon
Tuesday
February 13, 2024

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Parish Hall

Westphalia, MI 48894

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