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Primitivo C. Martinez February 6, 2018 MUSCATINE-P

1931-February 6, 2018

MUSCATINE — Primitivo C. "Primo" Martinez, 86, of Muscatine, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Lutheran Homes Society, Muscatine. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2018, at Calvary Church 501 U.S. 61 Muscatine. Burial will be immediately after the service with luncheon following, back at Calvary Church in Muscatine.

"Primo" was born in 1931 in San Antonio, Texas, to Isadoro and Anita Martinez. He married Evangelina Garcia on August 22, 1950, in Laredo, Texas. He was an electrician and also served as a pastor. He was a member of various Hispanic/Bilingual churches throughout the Quad-Cities. He loved to tell jokes and make the family laugh. You might see him reading his bible as he was a great Christian man. He loved traditional hymns and shared his musical gifts at church often. He did have a musical talent in the art of whistling. He enjoyed watching family movies. He had a tradition of watching the "Wizard of Oz" annually with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to many and will be missed.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Evangelina; daughters, Cecilia Gonzalez of Laredo, Texas, Raquel (Douglas) Belville of Davenport, Rosario (Jim) Davis of Midlothian, Texas, and Evangelina (Delfino) Aguilar of Muscatine; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Vincente Martinez of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughters Anna Garcia and Pascquala Pavon, son Primitivo Martinez, two sisters and four brothers.

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