King–Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory obituary – Martin “Marty” E. VanPelt, 66, Montrose



Martin “Marty” E. VanPelt, age 66 of Montrose, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 6:43 PM at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Ft. Madison.

He was born on January 27, 1955 in Keokuk to Elmer and Mary Jean Kite VanPelt.  Marty was a 1973 graduate of Central Lee High School.  He worked production at Pinnacle Foods and retired in 2017 after over 40 years of service.  He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye, St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR fan and attended many races with friends and family.  Marty was a very kind and thoughtful brother, uncle, grand uncle and friend and was always doing something for many people.

Survivors include one sister, Bonnie (Ben) Dodson of Montrose; one nephew, Mike (Tena) Dodson of Ft. Madison; one Niece, Lori (Mike) Cox of Ft. Madison; great nephew and nieces, Derek Dodson,  Grace Dodson and Samantha Cox; special friend, Gwen Kesselring of Montrose and her children, Kerri (Marvin) Conlee, Allison Kirchner and Chad (Pam) Kesselring; sisters in law, Carey VanPelt of Beulah, ND and Susan Fields of Orlando, FL.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Randy VanPelt and a niece, Amy VanPelt.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11 AM at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. John Simpson officiating.  The family will meet with friends from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM.  Following the service his body will be cremated.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10 AM at Montrose Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for PAW Animal Shelter and online condolences may be left at

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