In Memory

Martin Alexis Bobinac

Martin Alexis Bobinac

Martin Alexis Bobinac. Martin passed away on September 12, 2019. He was born in Berlin, Germany and he lived in Battle Creek, Michigan and Phoenix, Arizona. Martin came to the United States at the age of 4 in 1950 with his parents, Milan and Marta Bobinac. Destined to a life of an adventure, he loved motorcycles and cars. Martin rode with God and the Christian Motorcycle Association. He loved the open road. Martin was a philosopher and a street preacher; he loved spreading the word to anyone alone and in need. Martin enjoyed reading and was also a very talented artist. He enjoyed drawing and carving. He went back to college at the age of 60. He also became a citizen around that time. Survivors included his two sons, Christopher Bobinac and Benjamin Bobinac; five grandchildren, Milan, Orion, Solomon, Aurora and Ollie; two brothers, Ken (Barrie) Bobinac and Dan Bobinac; one sister, Angela (Jeff Hersha; three cousins; and 11 nieces and nephews, with special consideration to nephew Ian Bobinac. Martin was preceded in death by his parents. 

Published in the “Battle Creek Shopper News,” Battle Creek, Michigan online on October 3, 2019

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10/04/19 08:18 AM #1    

Thomas Lusk

My condolences to the surviving Bobinac family.  Enjoyed my friendship with Martin and can only add, he will be missed.

10/04/19 03:29 PM #2    

Martha Hoffman

Marty was a force of Nature at Central and always ready to join in the fun and shine.  My one class I had with him was Drama and what a class to share. Happy to hear he enjoyed his life. We at Central certainly enjoyed him.

10/04/19 04:36 PM #3    

Kathleen Mills (Brunk)

Knew Martín since junior high.  He was always full of energy and life.  The one thing that really sticks in my memory... at a BCCHS football game,  he made up a cheer and we were all shouting it.  It went, “EXCEL! EXCEL!  AMBULATE OVER THE TURF!!”   Only Martin.  May he Rest In Peace.

10/04/19 07:22 PM #4    

Karen Wright (Sunday)

The night of our BCCHS 50th my heart was breaking, my husband was home in South Carolina, with our precious son-in-law Greg who was dying of cancer, Martin asked me what was wrong and prayed with me. His prayer saved me that night. Thank you my angel.

10/06/19 10:55 PM #5    

Ken Long

I am sorry for the loss of Marty. And sorry for his families loss. To me he was a Bearcat friend. After highschool... the next time I saw Marty was at a monthly Bearcat luncheon at Clara's (2017).. He said he was a street preacher sharing the Lord with others in need of paryer. After the luncheon I gave him a ride home. That was the last time I saw Marty again. Good man.

10/17/19 01:08 PM #6    

Judy Ann "Judyann" Grace (Hewkin)

I send my prayers and thoughts to Marty's family.  I think the last time I saw Marty was at one of ouonr class luncheons at Clara's.  I remember how funny he was.  He was like an icon in high school.  Can't remember if we went to jr. high or not.  But Marty was the type of person you just can't forget.  Marty, rest in peace.  You deserve it.

10/18/19 09:51 AM #7    

Terry Bond

It was great to see Marty at our reunion and catch up.  Our lives have traveled so many paths over these past 50+ years, and Marty sure led an interesting life that he enjoyed to the fullest.  He will be in our hearts and memories forever.  Terry

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