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Lupe Martinez, Sr.

November 3, 1930 November 3, 2018
Lupe Martinez, Sr.
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Obituary for Lupe Martinez, Sr.

WEST PEORIA—Lupe Martinez, Sr., 88, of West Peoria, passed away, surrounded by his family and friends, at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria.

Lupe was born November 3, 1930 in Peoria to Antonio and Maria Marmalejo Martinez. He was married to Margaret Rappe, 37 years, and they remained special friends.

Lupe loved visiting with his children and grandchildren and is survived by his children, Robert (Lola) Martinez of Peoria, Toni Snyder of Chillicothe, Jeanette Chamberlain of Peoria, Lupe (Diane) Martinez, Jr. of West Peoria, Angela (Andy) Odum of East Peoria; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Susan (Eugene) Barber of Peoria and Maggie Bray of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

He worked for Gateway Freight Lines in East Peoria for 43 years, retiring as a fork lift operator in 1990.

Lupe was a member of Teamsters Local 627. He enjoyed big band music and played the guitar, drums and piano. Lupe had a passion for Harley’s and working in his garden. Pepsi was his drink of choice and he liked watching reruns of Sanford and Son.

Memorial services will be at 12 Noon, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at The Wilton Mortuary where visitation will be two hours before services. Reverend Father Steve Willard will officiate. Cremation rites were accorded and burial of ashes will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.

A luncheon will immediately follow the memorial service at Franciscan Recreation Complex, 908 N. Sterling Ave., West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326 or the Peoria Journal Star Christmas Fund.


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Visitation

Wednesday

7

Nov

10:00 AM 11/7/2018 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/7/2018 12:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Wednesday

7

Nov

12:00 PM 11/7/2018 12:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Peoria Journal Star Christmas Fund

St. Joseph's Indian School

P.O. Box 326, Chanberlain, SD 57326
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