Marcos ‘Jesse’ Martinez

Oct. 7, 1929 - March 20, 2006

Marcos "Jesse" Martinez of Waukesha died Monday, March 20, 2006, at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee at age 76. He was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Fairmount, Ind., the son of Epifanio and Atanasia Martinez.

Jesse served in the U.S. Army, received a Purple Heart and was a prisoner of war for three years in the Korean Conflict.

Jesse will be sadly missed by his wife of 25 years, Deanna; step-sons, Carlos (Mary) Figueroa and Mike (Debbie) Figueroa; grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Toni and Karly; great-grandchildren, Hannah Sue, Isaiah, Yondel and Angelina Jane; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Andrea Mendez and Andrea Mendez, and his brother, Pascual Martinez.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Friday, March 24, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Burial will take place with full military honors at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery immediately following the service.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.