Ivan L. “Corky” Martin, 82, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City. Private family services will be held. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Corky’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine is caring for Corky’s arrangements and the family.
Ivan Leroy Martin was born on October 13, 1937 in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Edward Everett and Dorothy M. (Allen) Everett. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Corky was united in marriage to Linda L. Proctor on April 18, 1959 in Muscatine. He was a member of the American Legion of Muscatine. Corky enjoyed going to the casinos, did field trials with his dogs, writing letters to the Muscatine Journal as the Phantom and watching MMA fighting. Later in life he enjoyed running in local 5K events.
Corky will be deeply missed by his wife, Linda; children, Tim (Karen) Martin, Vicky (Jack, Jr.) Thorpe and Dave (Tara Gillaspie) Martin all of Muscatine; grandchildren, Charlie (Jamie) Charlier, Dustin Charlier, Cody (Makayla Chamberlin) Thorpe, Aubrey Martin, Alissa (Austin) Castle, Clayton Martin and Mason Martin; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Darlene (Joe “Red”) Holmes and Delores “Dee” (Jim) Pulliam all of Muscatine and his dog, Tiny.
Corky was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis Grothe.
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