Dana L. Martin
1946 - 2020
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Dana L. Martin, 73, of Shipshewana, Ind., died, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born Nov. 28, 1946, in Goshen, Ind., to the late, Ivan and Bertha (Myers) Martin.
Dana was a practicing physician assistant at Center for Health & Wellness in Sturgis.
On Dec. 16, 1990, he married Jean E. Hunter in LaGrange, Ind. She survives in Shipshewana.
Dana was a member of American Medical Association. He loved to travel and had a passion for caring for his patients. He also was a highly active farmhand at Fox Run Stables.
Along with his wife, Jean, he is survived byadaughter, Dana Martin of Shipshewana; three sons, Brook (Cindy) Martin of LaGrange, and Seneca (Jackie) Martin and Reed (Leanna) Martin, both of Shipshewana; two stepsons, Ronald B. (Danielle) Stillions of Indianapolis and John Andrew (Hanny) Stillions of Los Angeles; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Joan (Jim) Jantzi of Shipshewana, Bonita (Bill) Kauffman of Loris, S.C., Sherrill (Larry) Vardaman of Shipshewana and Brenda (Loren) Loucks of Goshen, Ind.
Funeral services for Dana will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 West Michigan St., LaGrange, Ind. The Rev. Ben Stuckey will officiate the services.
Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the funeral home. In accordance with a statement by LaGrange County Health Department, it is required that a face mask be worn while at both the visitation and funeral services.
Memorials maybe donated in Dana's memory to LaGrange County Community Foundation.
Online condolences maybe sent to the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ind.

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Published in Sturgis Journal from Jul. 3 to Jul. 7, 2020.
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September 10, 2020
I am so so sorry to hear about Dana. I didn’t even know he was gone until I called up there to make an appointment to see him today. He has helped me so much as a doctor when others could not with the pain I’ve been in for years. I had had many surgeries before I seen him and none had helped.I have been going to him for at least 25years. I really am going to miss him and wondering what will become of his patients now as there is no one else that did the kind of therapy he did. I often asked him what am I going to do when you retire. And he would laugh and say that he wasn’t going anywhere. He surely is going to be missed.
Harold Hicks
August 6, 2020
Dr Dana has been the best Dr and it truly breaks my heart that we've lost such a great man and most of all Dr that actually listens to what is going on and gets down to the bottom of it and makes sure you get the appropriate healthcare...I just found out today that he is no longer with us and my heart is heavy feeling...R.I.H. Doc...I don't really know what else to say
Patricia Ashbrook
July 7, 2020
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July 6, 2020
Dana will be missed by all who knew him. He was a great example of what a doctor should be. We know you will miss him very much and are very sorry for your loss. We know we will miss him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Robert and Carol Wright
July 6, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dr Dana Martin was my PCP. He was an excellent Doctor and was a kind and intuitively listened to his patients. He helped me overcome some serious heart health issues and directed me to the best and most effective care path to take to a healthy life. Dr Martin was a genuinely positive example of how to practice the Art of Healing in our present Health System.
He was a true Blessing in our Community of Sturgis, MI and many Lives are better because of improved health and the confidence in healing he instilled in each of his patients! May God Bless You Dr Dana. We will miss you! RIP ❤

Gina Trimble
July 3, 2020
He was one of a kind! Will miss him very much. So sorry for your family's loss and accept my heartfelt sympathy in this changing and sorrowful time;
Helma K Gehlbach
July 3, 2020
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Carol holdren
July 3, 2020
Sure will miss this very kind man that was our physician for many yrs. Condolences & prayers for his family!
Lyle & Ruth Graff
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