Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 26, 2012

Jodi Kay Martinek


WILLIAMSBURG — Jodi Kay Martinek, 53, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Munson Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Jodi was born on March 5, 1959, in Detroit, to David and Kay (Armstrong) Carruthers.

Volunteering was very important to Jodi, whether it be for Habit for Humanity, the Elk Rapids school system or most recently, the Wounded Heroes.

Jodi also enjoyed shopping with friends, spending time with her Pomeranians and going to the cottage on Spider Lake.

Jodi's daughters, Kaylee and Korin, were incredibly important to her, and she loved them dearly. Her energetic love for life will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Surviving Jodi are her children, Kaylee and Korin Martinek; her mother, Kay (step dad, Harry) Brunson; brother, Jeff (Jill) Carruthers; nephew, DJ; special close family friend, Patrick Lavis II; and many other loving family members and friends.

Jodi was preceded in death by her dad, David.

A memorial service will be held for Jodi at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a college fund for Kaylee and Korin, c/o Jeff Carruthers, 12 Quail Ridge Court, Medford, NJ 08055.

Please sign Jodi's online guestbook at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.