|Roger L. Martel|
|October 16, 1929 - October 02, 2010|
|Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Thursday October 07, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Graveside Service: 10:00AM Friday October 08, 2010 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan|
|Interment: , at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, IL |
|Roger L. Martel, 80, of Milan, passed away Saturday October 2, 2010 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.|
A memorial mass will be held at 10am, Friday October 8, 2010 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 312 West 1st Street, Milan, IL 61264.
Roger was born on October 16, 1929 in Quebec, Canada, the son of Florent and Alice (Blais) Martel. He married Rollande Cote July 4, 1953 in Quebec, Canada.
Mr. Martel was employed for 26 years as a contractor with Asplundh Electrical Service Company, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.
Roger loved spending time with all his family. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hockey and baseball fan.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rollande; sons and daughters in law, Denis Martel and Sandy Frink, Marion, IA, Raymond and Ann Martel, Milwaukee, WI., Richard and Susan Martel, Annandale, VA., Ronald Martel, Muscatine, IA., Luc and Maria Martel, Milan; daughter, Lynne Martel-Bradley, Woodridge, IL; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 6 sisters and 1 brother.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.
We love and miss you very much! Thank you for being such a wonderful grandfather, we will never forget all the great times we had with you! We love you very much!!!
Ashleen and Jose
-- Ashleen Martel & Jose Barahona
Roger will be greatly missed by many. Personally, I will miss his wit and his charm; his funny stories and the sparkle in his eyes. Roger, you always treated me like one of your own and I love you for that, rest in peace until we meet again ...
-- Sandi Frink
Denis ~ I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-- Karie Skogman
To the Martel family~Roger was always very kind to me and his wit could be matched by few. I'm sorry for your loss and may your memories of him help you through this tough time.
-- Victoria McKinnon
The pleasure has been all mine having you & Rollande as my neighbors for the last 27yrs. You are missed already. Sympathy to your family.
-- Deb Bloom & Jo McDonald
Denis & Sandi
Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless
-- Linda Sanders
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Roger. He was one of the kindest people I have ever met. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.---Marge Frink
-- Marge Frink
Mes sincères condoléances a toute la famille.Mes bons souvenirs vont a toute la famille Martel et Côté.
Georgette et famille Roy
-- Georgette Roy Grenier
Denis and Sandi,
I was so sorry to hear about your father Denis.My heartfelt hugs to you and all your family too. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting your Dad,but I sure thought of him many yrs ago. Every time I had a customer at the cable office who spoke french-I immediately came to find you to help.It just had to have been your Dad there helping you speak French to my customers so eloquently,right? No way you could have pulled that off by yourself :) I do have some pictures of your siblings to share-yes I do.God's blessings to all of you in your time of need.
-- Mary Stillions
Denis and Family-- so sorry to hear about Roger passing away. I know that he will be missed by everyone. I always remember Denis telling such stories about his Dad. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services.
-- Lynne Smith
Luc~ I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. I pray that you find peace in the days and weeks to follow through your many fond memorries of the time you were able to spend with your father.
-- Michael & Lori Sedam
Denis & Sandi, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad-- my deepest sympathy for you & your family.
-- Don Cook
Denis and Sandy, we are sorry for your loss. Wish we could of been there for you at this time. We know Roger was close to your heart and a good man and we will be thinking of you and the rest of the Martel family.
-- David & Terry Gorman