Joyce Martin, 1941-2017

Mrs. Joyce J. Martin, 75, of Poinciana, FL, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Poinciana Medical Center in Kissimmee, FL.

She was born May 27, 1941, in Gary, IN, to David W. and Edna B. (Blankley) Huston.

Before retirement, Joyce was an auditor for Household Mortgage Services, where she worked for 13 years. She was a member of First Christian Church of Michigan City, Michigan City Moose Lodge 980, Jaycees, and the American Motorcycle Association.

On Jan. 1, 1960, in Biloxi, MI, she married Donald E. Martin Sr., who survives.

She is also survived by her daughter, Denise (Al) Olsen; son, Dennis (Karen) Martin; adopted daughter, Rhonda Hunter; four grandchildren, Christopher D. Martin, Michelle L. Niegos, Kristen Randazzo and Steven Shelton; and eight great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and son, Donald Martin Jr.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Sunday, May 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday, May 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A life celebration will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jeff Zigler officiating. Interment will follow at Patton Cemetery, LaPorte.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 130 Redcoach, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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