Obit: Richard Marthaler


Richard M. Marthaler, 75, of Atalissa, formerly of Wilton, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Visitation was held on Sunday, May 19 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Funeral services were held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atalissa Fire Department in his memory.

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Richard was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 19, 1943 to John and Loraine (Kegel) Marthaler. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1961.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Dick married Dalene D. Herr on June 6, 1964 in Wilton. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2004.

He retired from Monsanto in Muscatine after more than 30 years of service.

Dick enjoyed stock car racing and was a crew member of Tom Hearst #38 racing team. He was an avid car collector and restorer. He enjoyed spending time at Valet’s service station after hours.

Dick is survived by his son Chad (Amy) Marthaler of Wilton, granddaughter Mackenzie, sister Peggy (Larry) Ott of West Des Moines, brother Tom (Kristy) Marthaler of Blue Springs, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and brother Jerry Marthaler.