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Martin George Martinsen

September 18, 1939 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 79)

Dr. Martin Martinsen, 79, died on March 3, 2019 at his home in Leer.

He was born and raised in Alpena County, the son of Sverre and Martha (Enger) Martinsen. After he graduated from Alpena High School in 1957, he attended Alpena Community College for two years. In June of 1964, he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in veterinary medicine. He then served in the United States Army for two years.

Upon returning, he worked for a veterinary practice in Hillsdale, Michigan for ten years before he returned to Leer to set up his own practice. Martin enjoyed farming, his animals, playing his accordion, his friends and his family.

Surviving are his sisters, Ingrid (Allen) Green, Jane Martinsen, and Kathy Piontkowski; & several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Leer Cemetery with Rev. Leslie Nye officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Huron Humane Society or Alpena County Animal Facility in his name.


Donations may be made to:

Huron Humane Society
3510 Woodward Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-4794

Alpena County Animal Facility
1110 DeVere Drive, Alpena MI 49707