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Joseph F. Martinez

April 16, 1930 August 4, 2019
Joseph F. Martinez
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Obituary for Joseph F. Martinez

MARTINEZ, Joseph F. - Age 89, Born in Hershey, NE on April 16, 1930 to Louis and Micaela Martinez died at his home in Valley, NE on August 4, 2019 in the company of his wife and grandson. Joe both enjoyed and excelled at sports. He attended North Platte High School where he lettered in football, track, and basketball. As a senior he won high honors and was chosen captain of the ’48 basketball team. He was selected to the Big 10 All Star Team and was a member of the Mexican Athletic Club of North Platte. Joe was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of (E-5) SGT in 1953 where he served his country during the Korean War. He was a proud Mexican-American Veteran. Joe is preceded in death by his parent’s, brothers Reuben, Jesse, John Lloyd “Beaver” Martinez; sisters Grace Hernandez, Delphina (Joe) Contreras, and Josephine Briseno, son Michael Martinez, daughters Baby Girl Martinez and Kelly Rojas. He is survived by wife Colleen, sons Marty Martinez, Javier (Adriana) Rojas, Dan Sullivan, daughters Jo Ann (Jesse) Zaragosa, Jo Ella (Keith) Green, and Traci (Kevin) Gigax: sisters Alice DeSordi and Mary Lou Isom, several grandkids, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Thur., August 8, 2019 from 5-7:00pm, with a Rosary at 6:00pm, all at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)

FUNERAL MASS: Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (23rd & O St.)

A private burial will take place

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hearts United for Animals.


Braman Mortuary – 72 St. Chapel
1702 N. 72 St.
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171


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Visitation

Thursday

8

Aug

5:00 PM 8/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Braman Mortuary

1702 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Braman Mortuary
1702 North 72nd Street Omaha 68114 NE
United States

Rosary

Thursday

8

Aug

6:00 PM 8/8/2019 6:00:00 PM
Braman Mortuary

1702 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Braman Mortuary
1702 North 72nd Street Omaha 68114 NE
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

9

Aug

10:00 AM 8/9/2019 10:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

4930 S 23nd St
Omaha, NE 68107

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
4930 S 23nd St Omaha 68107 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hearts United for Animals

73418 638 Ave.
Auburn, NE 68305
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