Joshua Loren Martin, 31, of Benton Harbor passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, September 5, 2014 at The Chapel, 4250 Washington, St. Joseph, with Reverend Christopher Peddie officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 4 - 8 PM Thursday at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Five Pines Ministries - Tower Project , 6597 Smith Road, Berrien Center, MI 49102.
Josh was born February 7, 1983 in Berrien Center, Michigan the son of Larry and Nancy (Gast) Martin. He graduated from Lakeshore High School in 2002. For ten years Josh dated the love of his life Mariko Harding and on July 12, 2014 they were married. He worked with his dad, brother and cousins at Fence Masters in Baroda. Josh spent many summers at Five Pine Ministries and had been on missions trips with his dad. Josh was the president of the Bulldogs Motorcycle Club and loved the open road. He was a faithful friend and a hard worker, and will be missed but not forgotten by those that knew and loved him.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Mariko; his three Corgi companions - Brodie, Bradley and Buddy; father and mother - Larry & Nancy Martin of Baroda; inlaws - Michael & Jane McDowell of St. Joseph; brother - Jacob (Julie) Martin of St. Joseph, and brother -in-law: Tyler Harding of Baroda; grandparents - Don & Jule Gast, Joe & Pat Harding, Bruce & Midori Needham, Jeannine Marks and Larry Martin Sr.
4 - 8 PM ,Thursday, September 4, 2014
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106
11 AM ,Friday, September 5, 2014
4250 Washington Avenue St. Joseph, MI 49085