Jack Bernard Martin, age 2 ½, died on Tuesday June 5, 2018, by accidental drowning while on vacation with his family in Mexico.
Jack was born on August 26, 2015, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to parents Ken and Amy Martin. He attended the Children's Circle Preschool at Second Presbyterian Church. A joyful, outgoing two-year old, Jack never met a stranger. He woke up singing each morning and greeted each day with a smile and a sparkle in his deep blue eyes. He gave the most amazing hugs. He loved scootering around Meridian Kessler, playing iPad with his brother and sister, and watching Cars 3 and Captain Underpants. He wore his Spiderman and Superman costumes everywhere. His constant companion was Quinny, his favorite lovey.
Jack is survived by his parents, Ken and Amy; his brother JR; his sister Alex; his paternal great-grandmother, Prudence Martin; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Chris Martin; his maternal grandparents, Bernard and Toni Sander; 4 uncles; 4 aunts and 6 cousins.
Services will take place at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 5692 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. The wake will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 4:00-8:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am.
Donations can be made in Jacks Honor with funds to be used to help those in need to further their education. A cause near and dear to Amy's family. Send to: Morgan Stanley 800 East 96th St. Ste 400 Indianapolis, IN 46240 or visit the Martin family page through What Friends Do at: https://www.whatfriendsdo.com/Teams/Details/e8961914-9242-480e-868c-ba362fc8b07c
On line condolences available at: www.leppertmortuary.com
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It is impossible to adequately express my hope for all of you that you will find comfort.
I was saddened to hear about the loss of your son please know you have my deepest sympathy and may God give your family strength and peace in this difficult time.
So sorry for your tragic loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Ellen brown and family
I am so sorry for your loss...I was one of the workers on Central today and the service broke my heart; the lady at the church told me how that he had an amazing spirit...RIH little guy, and may God bless your family Jack...
I do not know the family that is suffering, but we have two mutual friends. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with strength and understanding as you move forward in your grief. God bless your family.
Dear friends and neighbors, I was saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Jack. It is a terrible burden to bear. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's love surround you. John Sabens
My heart breaks for your family. You have been in my prayers ever since Liz told me about the accident.
Casey & Steve Alexander
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son (and grandson) - I will be praying that God gives your family enough strength and understanding to deal with this and to heal your broken hearts.
My heart aches for you. I pray that Jack's memory will make you all stronger. God Bless.
Sincerely, Burke Schilderink
I did not know Jack nor his family, but heard about their tremendous loss through Ken's employer. My heart just aches for this family and I wanted to express my deepest condolences and will continue to pray for them.
Kathy Knudson, Chattanooga, TN
youthful spirit flies
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We are so sorry for your loss - Mary & Alice Couch, Noblesville, IN
Jack’s light will continue to shine forever. He touched so many hearts! We will always be grateful for the times we shared.
Praying for continual healing.
I do not know this family, but feel overwhelming compelled to share my deepest condolences with you and hope you know that many “strangers” are praying for your family’s strength. I hope that you keep your faith close and know that your beautiful boy will forever be imprinted in your hearts and shining on you from above. God bless all of you.
What a beautiful, sweet boy - we hope his enduring light brings your family some comfort in the time ahead! We are so very sorry for your family’s tremendous loss!
Harriet and I send our condolences to the Martin and Sander families on your heartfeld loss.
Although I didn’t know Jack, I have known his grandparents, Toni and Bernie, since the 70’s. My heart breaks for the loss of little Jack who could only have been a precious and dear boy given grandparents like Toni and Bernie. My heart grieves for the entire family. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with all of you st this most difficult time. Trust in the Lord.
I didn't know Jack or his family but I'm compelled to offer my sincerest condolences. I can't comprehend losing a child so young with such a beautiful heart. But I sense Jack will be ever present in your lives in ways only he could. While your pain must be excruciating, I trust it wil diminish with time. He will never be forgotten.