At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Munson Healthcare Foundation; Munson Hospice
1150 Medical Campus Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-6482
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American Cancer Society, W. Michigan Area Service Ctr.
129 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121
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Life Story / Obituary


Bret Allen Martin, 55 of Lake Ann, died Saturday, October 25, 2014.

He was born on September 21, 1959 in Royal Oak, MI the son of Kenneth Edwin and Sandra Lee (DeLorme) Martin.

Bret was a mechanic with MFD Motor Sports and previously worked with Northern Stainless Fabricating as an engineer.

He loved restoring and racing cars. Bret was an avid outdoorsman; enjoying fishing, camping, snowmobiling and barbequing.

Bret is survived by father, Kenneth Martin; step-mother, Susie Martin of Knoxville, TN; brother, Gil D. Martin of Lake Ann; sister, Michelle Ybarra of Houston, TX; grandmother, Margaret Martin of Farmington Hills, MI; nephews, Gil E. and Joshua Martin; special aunt and uncle, Bill and Sharon DeLorme, aunt, Suzanne Bingham, uncle, Doug (Rita) DeLorme and numerous cousins.

He is preceded in death by his, mother, Sandra Lee Cobb; sister, Denise Chiarmonte and brother, Greg Martin.

Cremation has taken place. The family will remember him privately. Memorial Contributions may be made to Munson Healthcare Foundation; designate, Munson Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Please visit Bret's webpage at www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share a message with his family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.