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Kevin M. "Mitch" Martin


Posted By: Lisa M. Ciha (email)
Date: 11/24/2020 at 15:20:08

Kevin M. “Mitch” Martin, age 64 lifetime resident of this area died Friday, November 20, 2020, at Mercy Hospital after a long struggle with health issues.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private family services will be held on Wednesday at 1pm at the funeral home, with graveside services open to the public at 2 pm at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mitch’s service will be live streamed on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 1pm and can be viewed later. To view please search “Remembering Mitch Martin” on Facebook and request to join the group. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.

Kevin Mitchell Martin was born March 5, 1956, in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Arthur and Mildred (Palmer) Martin. He attended schools in Iowa City school district. He married Lynn Marie Leiser on February 14, 1976 in Iowa City, Iowa. He worked at BP/Hubbard Feed Mill for 37 years.

Mitch was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and loved Iowa Hawkeye football. He enjoyed music, watching old western movies and tv shows. Was known to stir the pot and instigated every chance he got, in a fun and loving way. He liked playing cards, especially if he won money playing. He truly loved and was very proud of his children and grandchildren, especially watching his grandchildren grow. Mitch was a lover not a fighter, he always gave second chances. Enjoyed getting together with friends and family. The amount of lives he touched is amazing. He was a fun-loving, affectionate, and generous friend, brother, husband, dad and grandpa and will be missed by so many people.

His family includes his wife, Lynn; son, Chris Martin and wife Jenny; daughter, Kelly Martin and her husband, Jon Flickinger; grandchildren, Emma, Olivia, Arthur and Austin; Mitch’s brother, Greg Martin and wife, Nancy; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many friends that he considered family.

Preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers Ricky and Randy.


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