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Obituary: Martinez




Matias Martinez, 72, of Pontiac, passed away at 1:17am, November 9, 2023, at OSF St. James-John Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.


His funeral will be held at 11:00am, Monday, November 13, 2023, at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Fairbury.

Visitation will be held from 10-11:00am, Monday, November 13, 2023, also at the funeral home.


Memorials may be made to the Fairbury VFW.


Matias was born May 2, 1951, in Corpus Christi, TX, the son of Andres and Maria (Garcia) Martinez, Sr.


Surviving are his children, Katina (Jimmy) Cortes of Pontiac, Martha Martinez of Fairbury, Jeremy (Jennifer) Martinez of Pontiac, and Thomas (Nicole) Martinez of Pontiac; grandchildren, Nikki (Brandon) Galloway, Jenna (Basil) Moulds, Anthony Cortes, Andrew Bailey, Connor Martinez, Colin Martinez, Alexandra Martinez, Brynlee Martinez, CJ, Colton, Charleigh, Cortney, and Cassidy Fosdick; great-grandchildren, Avery, Greyson, and Braelynn Galloway, Mark Knapp, Christopher Edgell, Craig and Katina Moulds, Elena Short, Elias and Easton Short,; siblings, Roy Martinez of TX, Bertha Martinez of OR, Juan G. Martinez of TX, Larry Martinez of NE, Arnold Martinez of Pontiac, David Martinez of KY, Adolph Martinez of NY, Rudolph Martinez of Pontiac, and Diane Martinez of Gibson City.


He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Adam Short, two sisters and one brother.

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