Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Opal L. Martin, 92, recently of Valparaiso, formerly of Hobart, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021. She was born March 15, 1928 in Crittenden County, Kentucky to the late Gus and Grace (Asbridge) Crouch. Throughout her life, Opal was lovingly referred to as “Johnny” by her childhood friends and family in Kentucky. Opal attended Frances High School and made her career as a saleswoman in the shoe department at Goldblatt’s in Gary and Merrillville for over 30 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in South Haven, and enjoyed crocheting, traveling to the Smoky Mountains, and spending winters in Florida with her husband.  On July 21, 1945 she married Billy W. Martin, who preceded her in death in 2017. She is survived by their son, Dennis (KiKi) Martin of Valparaiso; grandsons: Todd (Brandy) Martin, Kyle (Kristyn) Martin, and Drew Martin; great grandchildren: Kali, Kellen, and Korbyn; and sister in law, Bonnie (Claude) Daughtrey. She was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel “Milton” Crouch; and sisters: Marie Short, Imogene Brown, and Louise Duncan.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with visitation from 12 noon to 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.

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