Benjamin L. Martin, 10, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016, as a result of a fire at their family home.

Benjamin was born on March 1, 2005, in Sheboygan. He is the son of Matthew Martin, Kristi (Schmidt) and Christopher Maki. He was a fifth grader at Lake Country Academy in Sheboygan.

Benjamin was part of the family at Crossroads Community Church in Sheboygan. He enjoyed music, playing the piano, reading, computer games and electronics, 4-wheeling, and fishing.

Benjamin is survived by his parents: Kristi and Christopher Maki of Sheboygan Falls and Matthew Martin of Sheboygan; his sister: Jenna Martin; grandparents: Larry and Mary Martin of Sheboygan, Marcie and David Laurin of Sheboygan Falls, Renee Thompson of Sheboygan, and Mike Schmidt of Sheboygan; great-grandparents: Robin Krause of Sheboygan, Betty Thompson of Cleveland, OH, Gary and Marsha Thompson of Georgia; and many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Benjamin was preceded in death by his sister, Natalie Martin and his brother, Carter Maki.

A service to celebrate Benjamin’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016, at Southside Alliance Church with Pastor Jeff Jaeger officiating. Friends may gather at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Benjamin’s name for Living Hope International.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Benjamin’s family with arrangements.

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