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Roger Roy Martin, 61

Roger Roy Martin, 61, of Huntley, Ill., formerly of Tippecanoe County, passed away as the result of injuries sustained in a boating accident on Sunday, August 5, 2012, in Culver, IN.

Born December 17, 1950, in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Mary L. Toby Martin of Osprey, Fla. and the late James C. Martin. He was a 1973 graduate of Indiana University where he played football.

Roger worked in sales for Continental Food Service from 1978 to 1985, for Sandler Foods from 1985 to 1993, Food Service of American from 1993 to 1994, Alliant Food Service from 1994 to 1997, U.S. Food Service from 1997 to 2005, and Fox River Foods from 2005 to the present.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Huntley. He formerly played football for the Lafayette Generals and coached his son's sports teams. He enjoyed antiquing, spending time with his family boating and on outings.

Roger married Drecinda G. Young and she survives. Surviving with his wife and mother are his three sons, Joshua B. Martin (wife, Mary) of Culver, IN, Jeremy B. Martin of Naples, FL and Mason J. Martin of Huntley, IL, his daughter Miranda J. Martin of Huntley, IL, his brother Brian J. Martin (wife, Joann) of Louisville, KY, his sister Toby F. Fowler (husband, Winston) of Northville, MI, and one grandchild River V. Martin.

Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2012, at Hippensteel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Celebrant Linda Regnier officiating. Burial to follow at Freedom Cemetery in Waveland. Memorial contributions may be made in Roger's name to the college fund for Mason J. Martin. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Aug. 7, 2012
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