Kevin Martinsen Obituary (1957 – 2022) – La Porte, IN

Kevin J. Martinsen, 64, of La Porte, Indiana, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Kevin was born July 24, 1957 in La Porte, Indiana to the late Walter and Barbara (New) Martinsen.

On June 28, 1986, Kevin married Susan (Ekstrom), who survives.

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his master’s degree from Aurora University. Kevin was a project manager for NIPSCO and retired in 2019. He was an elder and helped with the finances of La Porte Presbyterian Church. Kevin and his wife have enjoyed fostering dogs and have rescued over 200 puppies.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Susan; and their dogs, Abby Rose and Haley; brothers, Greg (Carolyn) Martinsen of Chicago, Illinois, and Scott (Beverly) Martinsen of La Porte, Indiana; nieces and nephews, Joseph (Jackie) Martinsen, Meghan (Joe) Jongkind, Valerie (Jason) Seifert, Ben (Alex) Martinsen, Courtney (Matt) Downs, Jason Vines, Nicholas (Siobhan) Ginther, Tod (Jessica) Martinsen, Jason (Adrienne) Martinsen, James (Karin) Murphy and Rob Murphy; sister-in-law, Nancy Murphy; and several great-nieces and nephews. His parents predeceased him.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2022 at La Porte Presbyterian Church, 307 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte, Indiana, where a memorial service will be held immediately thereafter at 11 a.m. Pastor Jane Anabe will officiate. .

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 W. State Road 2, La Porte, IN, 46350.

Please share your condolences, memories and prayers with the family at Essling FuneralHome.com.

Published by La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on March 2, 2022.

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