Tyler J. Martin, 34, of Wapello, IA passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Great River Medical Center, Burlington, IA. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be in Muscatine, IA at Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the burial, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Community Room. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Tyler Jay Martin was born on February 21, 1983 in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Steven Philip and Denise Renee (Cadwell) Martin. He was a 2001 graduate of Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL, and had a career in logistics. Tyler was an avid sports fan; he especially loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. He participated in many sports himself and won an 8A Illinois State Football Championship. He enjoyed anything outdoors, especially fishing and hunting with his father and uncle, Jerry. Tyler had a very creative mind and had a talent for working with his hands. He enjoyed woodworking, mechanics, and was especially proud of restoring his antique red tractor. Tyler also had a passion for music and loved to play guitar.
Tyler will be deeply missed by his son, Jaxon Hunter Martin of Naperville, IL; parents, Steven and Denise Martin of Naperville, IL; sister, Megan Elizabeth (Jonathan) Meyer of Petoskey, MI; and niece Hazel Renee Meyer.
Tyler was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.