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Douglas Randal Martin

August 24, 1988 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 32)

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Douglas “Doodle” Randal Martin, age 32, of LaGrange, IN passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN.  Mr. Martin was born on August 24, 1988 in Cleveland, OH to Daniel Raymond Martin and Lyn (Stemmerich) Miller.  Doug graduated from West Noble High School in Ligonier, IN.  He was employed at Red Gold in Berne, IN as a forklift driver.  He then worked for McDonalds and the B.P. gas station as a cook.  Doodle loved listening to rap music, writing rap music, and mimicking everything lyric to MGK songs.  He enjoyed playing his guitar and writing poetry in his free time.  Doug was a selfless man, who loved helping people, and would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.  He even became an ordained minister to help people.  Doodle recently was mentoring troubled teenagers in a local support group.  Doug wanted to leave this world a hero and he did so by donating his body and organs to four other people so they could have the gift of more life.  

Survivors include:
Mother, Lyn Miller of LaGrange, IN.
Father, Daniel Martin of Cleveland, OH.
Son, Conner Anthony Vose-Martin of Avilla, IN.
Grandfather, Wayne Martin of Cleveland, OH.
Brother, Joseph C. (Karen J.) Ward of Wolcottville, IN.
Brother, Robert (Bethany) Ward of Ligonier, IN.
Brother, Jonathan W. (Paige) Martin of LaGrange, IN.
Uncle, Bill (Sue) Stemmerich of Clintonville, PA.
Fiance, Nikkia Ellis of Edgerton, OH.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Ethel Stemmerich and a uncle, David Stemmerich.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:00pm with calling 2 hours prior from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 603 South Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN.

Cremation will take place following the services.

Officiating the services will be Pastor Nate Mosley.  

Memorial donations may be directed to the family for Doug’s son. 

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