Martin “Marty” Appleton, 68, of Marion, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Martin “Marty” Appleton, under the video tab starting at 2:00 on Saturday, May 1st, 2021.
“Following the continued guidance from health officials, physical distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.”
Marty was born January 10, 1953 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Martin and Eleanor (Fleischer) Appleton. He graduated from LaPorte High School. Marty then proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1975. He enjoyed reading, traveling, The Beatles, Sci Fi movies, and spending time with family and friends. Marty was united in marriage to Janet Gerard on June 14, 2003 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He was employed at Walmart and retired in 2013. Marty will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Appleton of Marion, IA; stepson, Forrest Berns; step grandsons, Clayton Cowden, and Kaleb Berns; four siblings, Penny (Butch) Dodd of LaPorte City, IA; Jerry (Jan) Appleton of Fairfax, IA; Deb (Tom) Heffernan of Jesup, IA; Scott (Lisa) Appleton of LaPorte City, IA; a sister-in-law, Deb Weber of Dunkerton, IA; special companions his dogs, Ted E Bear, and Gizmo; and many loving extended family members.
Marty was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Allen, and Kent.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospice and Fur Fun Rescue.