Angel Martinez

Angel Martinez, 30, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Trinity Hospital in Muscatine.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022, at St. Mathias Church.  The Reverend Troy Richmond will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Josecarlos Martinez, Cesar Martinez, Gary Jens, Alex Martinez, Jadin Martinez, Jaime Martinez, Skylor Maxson, and Tommy Iezek.

Visitation will be from 4:00 until 6:00pm on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made at

Angel was born on March 27, 1992, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Eugenio Garcia and Maria Lorena Martinez.

Angel was known for his enormous, huge heart, his smile, and his light filled any room he was in; he loved to grill and cook and most of all he loved spending his time with his family and dogs. As a boy he was a Cubs fan but as he grew up his love became football that made him a dedicated Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed dancing and listening to music and looked his best in his cowboy boots and hat.

Angel was very passionate about his work as a brick layer at Maxson Masonry in Iowa City. Respected as a hard worker and loved by his co-workers. He enjoyed greatly his work, competed in a brick laying contest in Las Vegas and won. He planned on attending another upcoming contest.

Angel will be deeply missed by his parents Eugenio Garcia and María Lorena Martinez; one sister Jessica Martinez and her husband, Gary Jens; two sons, Josecarlos Martinez and Cesar Martinez; fiancé Adriana Martinez, and her daughter Melanie Martinez; maternal grandparents Arturo and Rosa Martinez; paternal grandmother, Anita Garcia; five uncles, Jose, Juan, and Alex Martinez, Gregorio Garcia and his wife Gracie, Felipe Garcia and his wife Esperanza; three aunts, Carmela Martinez and her husband, Miguel Martinez, Rosa and her husband, Rogelio Ramos, Cenorina and husband Falleció Garcia; two nieces, Mia Martinez and Alisha Jens; two nephews, Anthony and Marcus Jens.

He is preceded in death by his child; Vida Martinez; paternal grandfather, Felipe Garcia; and a cousin, Isiac Martinez.