David C. Marty (1931 - 2017)

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David C. Marty of Ramsey passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, after a brief illness.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ramey. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Ramsey. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, both at the church. Memorials: St. Joseph's Food Pantry or St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Marty was born on Oct. 23, 1931, in Ramsey, the son of A. Carl and Leola (Wessels) Marty, and was a twin to sister Madonna.
He was one of nine children in a large, devout Catholic family, and then helped his parents raise three more children when his beloved twin sister died in 1955.
David had numerous jobs growing up, along with helping his Dad at the Marty Shell Service Station. He was also the film projectionist at the local Roxy Movie Theater, where all his classmates said he would go on to Hollywood and work in film. However, he was devoted to his parents and his sister's children, and stayed in Ramsey. He worked as a local and rural mail carrier, was chief of the Ramsey Fire Department and worked at Sturgill Funeral Home, which became Miller Funeral Home, in Ramsey, as well as the McCracken Funeral Home in Pana and Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia upon his retirement from the Fayette County Treasurer's office. He was also active and held office in the Lions Club, Jaycees, United Way and Knights of Columbus and was very active in his parish of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
David saw his father active in the Democratic Party as a precinct committee chairman as well as a Circuit Judge and was encouraged to run for office. In 1970, he ran for the office of Fayette County Treasurer, and was successful many times over and retired from that office in 1998. He also represented Fayette County at the state level for many years. He was well-known and admired by many all over the state of Illinois and helped numerous future politicians succeed in winning elections at local and state levels, as well as being invited to several White House presidential inaugurations.
When David's father passed away in 1971, David then took on the responsibility of caring for his mother and his sister's three children, who were then of high-school and college age. He was devoted to his mother and was her caregiver till the day she passed away in 2005.
He is survived by two brothers, Dean Marty and his wife Sally of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lawrence Mary and his wife Shirley of Hillsboro; a sister, Rosemary and her husband Phillip Smallwood of Rhome, Texas; three beloved children of his twin sister Madonna, John Marty and his wife Linda of Litchfield, Paula and her husband Jim Fish of Ramsey, and Teena Marty of San Bruno, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Madonna; brothers, Ted and Tony; and sisters, Grace and Dorothy Ann.

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Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 6 to Mar. 15, 2017