I worked with Don He was always a cheerful guy
MUSCATINE, Iowa -Donald Martin, 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at home.
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Community Y. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Donald was born on April 22, 1938, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Leo Jacob and Helen Owen Martin. He first married Patricia Purdum, she preceded him in death in 1992. Later he married Nancy McDaniel on February 26, 1994, in Los Angeles, California.
He was employed by Central State Bank for 35 years where he retired in 2000, as a Senior Vice President. Donald was a member of St Mathias Church. He was a long time member of the Geneva Golf and Country Club, the Muscatine Community Y, and numerous civic organizations in the community.
Donald was an avid golfer. He enjoyed playing in his poker club, loved all sports, and especially spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Martin of Muscatine; his children, Donald 'Marty' Martin II of Muscatine, Kim Vogel and husband, Tim, of Washington; three grandchildren, Ashley Vogel, Alex Vogel, and Andrew Vogel; two great grandchildren. Leo Vogel and Charolette Vogel; two brothers, Richard 'Tino' Martin of Burlington, Dale Martin of Burlington; one sister Lois Martin Duke; and three sister in laws, Roberta Martin of Heartland, Michigan, Karen Martin of Burlington, and Joni Dyar of Ankeny; and one brother in law Gary Owen of Lourmarin, France.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patricia, in 1992; two sisters, Doris Martin and Betty Rawlings; three brothers, Leo Martin, Jim Martin, and Tom Martin; and his beloved brother in law Russell Rawlings.
Don Will be missed by his friends at the Muscatine Community YMCA!
I worked with Don when I first moved to Muscatine. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Don was a good friend and a good citizen. He will be missed.
I’m so sorry to see Don passed. Thinking of you
Take Care. Claudia
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