Dorothy L. Marti

Dorothy L. Marti, age 93 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, August 04, 2020, at Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on Saturday, March 26, 1927, in Pocahontas, IL, the daughter of Samuel and Lillie (nee Gantner) Iberg.

On February 6, 1947, at Pocahontas, IL, she married Orrison H. Koelz and he passed away October 14, 1955.

On August 14, 1963, at Edwardsville, IL, she married Richard P. Marti and he passed away December 3, 1998.

She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL, former member of the Madison County Farm Bureau and Weinheimer Square Dancing Club.

She was born and raised on a farm south of Pocahontas, in Bond County, IL. After marriage they farmed close to where she grew up. After her husband’s death she continued farming with her father’s help. In 1964 she and Rich purchased a farm north of Grantfork. She and Rich farmed and she was a school bus driver. They farmed up until their retirement and they moved to Highland. Her passion was farming. She enjoyed playing cards, making wedding cakes, bowling, traveling, trips with friends, golfing, Saturday evening dancing, square dancing at the Weinheimer and Family visits.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Lynn A. (Cecil) Pfister, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Shan R. (Fiance – Tony Miller) Toennies, Trenton, IL
Great Grandchild – Rylee R. Toennies, Trenton, IL
Step Son – Jerry R. Marti, Highland, IL
Step Son – Wayne R. (Karin) Marti, Highland, IL
Step Son – Darrell J. (Linda) Marti, Pierron, IL
Step Daughter – Shirley A. (Robert) Tebbe, Breese, IL
Step Daughter – Janice S. (Dale) Sloan, Highland, IL
Step Daughter – Donna M. (special friend-Al Surmeier) Hollenkamp, Pierron, IL
Step Son In-Law – Ron C. Zobrist, Highland, IL
Step Grandchildren – 19
Step Great Grandchildren – 37
Step Great Great Grandchildren – 7
Sister In-Law – Violet M. “Vi” Iberg, Carlyle, IL.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Samuel J. Iberg
Mother – Lillie Iberg, nee Gantner
First Husband – Orrison H. Koelz
Second Husband – Richard P. Marti
Grandson In-Law – Michael A. Toennies
Step Son – Ronald J. Marti
Step Daughter – Kathleen “Kathy” Marti
Step Daughter – Dianne M. Zobrist
Step Daughter In-Law – Irene Marti
Step Son In-Law – Robert Hollenkamp
Brother – Darwin S. Iberg.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Public Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM on Friday, August 07, 2020, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL.

Private Funeral Service will be Friday, August 07, 2020, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL, with Rev. Eric Quinney-Burnard, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ, Leaps of Love or donor’s choice.

Face masks are required and please maintain social distancing.

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