Earl W. Martzluf
Earl W. Martzluf
  • June 26, 1927 - October 10, 2014
  • Edelstein, Illinois

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Earl W. Martzluf, age 87, of Edelstein, passed away Friday Oct. 10, 2014 at 3:45 p.m. at Heartland Heath Care in Henry.
He was born June 26, 1927 in Peoria County to Clarence and Bessie (Barrett) Martzluf. He married Lois Hollifield Oct. 3, 1950 in Raleigh, NC. She passed away March 28, 2005 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one son, David in 1967, two sisters: Lucille Beiber and Mae Bishop, and two brothers: Eldred and Wilbur Martzluf.
Survivors include one son, Steven Martzluf of Camp Grove, one daughter, Linda (fiancé Bill Shurts) Yocum of Henry, three grandchildren: David Yocum, Brittany Martzluf, Cody Martzluf, and several nieces and nephews.
Earl was a United States Army Veteran stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict.
Earl worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years retiring in 1979. Following his retirement from Caterpillar, he worked for several years for Don Caldwell Soil Service in Edelstein.
Earl made friends everywhere he went. He never met a stranger. He loved to travel back roads on his motorcycle. He was an antique tractor enthusiast; going to tractor shows every chance he could.
Visitation will be Thursday Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Peoria Area Alzheimer's Association.
Please view Earl's obituary online at www.DavisonFultonAndersonChapel.com