Louis “Louie” Jesus Martinez, age 83, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015, at his home in East Grand Forks, MN.
Louie was born on September 6, 1931 in Raymondville, TX to the late Albert and Rufina (Santana) Martinez. He grew up in Raymondville, TX and worked as a migrant worker throughout the Central US and as a teen moved to Wisconsin. On June 7, 1952 he was married to Denise Ewert at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN and that is where the family made their home. He worked for Valley Motors and then owned and operated Louie Martinez Motors in East Grand Forks, MN. Along with hosting a Spanish radio program, The Louie Martinez Band played in the area for many, many years.
Louie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Denise Martinez of East Grand Forks, MN; children, David Martinez of Minnetonka, MN; Rita (Ronald) Amundson of East Grand Forks, MN; Bill Martinez of Grand Forks, ND; Bruno Martinez of Richfield, MN; and Brad (Desiree) Martinez of St. Paul, MN; and grandchildren, Tyler, Hailee, and Hannah; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Jimmy and Michael Martinez, 7 brothers, and 3 sisters.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Friday, June 19, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Grand Forks, MN with an hour visitation prior to service.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 18, 2015, with a prayer service at 7:00 pm, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota