Martin Schlereth

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May 16, 1944 - June 27, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Festus, MO

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Martin Schlereth of Festus, MO, passed away at the age of 76 on Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Hazel Schlereth; and his brother, Jerry Schlereth.

Martin is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen Schlereth; his children, Melissa (Kevin Zigrang) Eckert-Zigrang, Monica (Adam) Sandbothe, and John (Sandy) Miller; his grandchildren, Noah Eckert, Ethan Eckert, Savannah Eckert, Owen Eckert, Matthew Zigrang, Charlie Zigrang, Fiona Sandbothe, and Adam Miller; and his many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Martin was a member of the Teamsters Union and loved everything about fast cars and motorcycles. There was a special place in his heart for all animals and, above everything, he loved his family and the times they spent together. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial contributions in Martin’s name may be made to Powered by Hope.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Joe and Debbie Smith June 29, 2020 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    candle 4Marty you will be Missed by many .I thought a lot of you, and to this day Applesauce reminds me of you LOL only a few of us know that memory … you meant a lot to Joe and I .Prayers for comfort and Peace for his Wife and Family …

    Much Love
    Joe and Debbie Smith

  2. Debbie & Del Moore June 29, 2020 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    candle 1My dear Marty, I was the only girl cousin in our Sutton family & you all never let me forget it, but I loved all of you so very much, time has really flown by & we never seemed to get together. But I have been praying for you & your family during this sad time. You are now at peace & with your Mom & mine. Give them all a great big hug from me. Gonna miss you ole boy, but will love you forever….your only “Girl” cousin, & husband, Debbie & Del

  3. Linda Hyde June 30, 2020 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    It was a real pleasure working with you Marty and fun getting to know you. You were my favorite character!
    You will be sincerely missed.
    Love and prayers for your family and may your love and the memories bring them comfort.
    May you ride free now with the wind at your back. RIP my friend.

  4. Janet Rose June 30, 2020 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I met Marty and Kathy through my husband Bobby. Marty was what I would call a “90 miles an hour” guy. He was always on the go. Anytime he came by the house, I definitely made time to talk to him. He was a character for sure and I will miss him.

  5. Robert Rose June 30, 2020 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    candle 1Today I found out a friend passed away last Friday from a bike wreck on May 30th. He was a retired OTR truck driver who never lost his love to drive or ride. He was 76 and never slowed down in life and on the go constantly. I am 64 and met Marty and his wife Kathy when I was 12. They were the neighhood big brother and sister at the time so they went out of their way for us. Eventually they had twin daughters and moved 50 miles away to a better area. Lost track of each other for many years but hooked up again a few years ago. He was truly a 1 of a kind person that will never be duplicated. Him and Kathy were together from day 1 when I met them and my heart goes out to her and their family. Them 2 made a difference with quite a few of the neighborhood kids lives but as we all grew up I think only a couple of us may have kept in touch. He will be missed by Janet and I plus a buttload of others that he had met thru out the years.
    Mr Marty I will love/miss you forever as a person, friend, big brother and sometimes father figure.


  6. Lamont Starks June 30, 2020 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    candle 4I’ve glad I had the pleasure to work with you. You were and will continue to be a bright light everyone that have come to know you. You will be greatly missed. Rest in heavenly peace!

  7. Lamont Starks June 30, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    candle 4I’m glad I had the pleasure to work with you. You were and will continue to be a bright light to everyone that have come to know you. You will be greatly missed. Rest in heavenly peace!

  8. patrick schlereth July 5, 2020 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    candle 8Uncle Marty you will be missed

  9. Lisette and Roy Rose July 6, 2020 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Kathy and family, Sending you our prayers and virtual hugs at this most difficult time. May God grant you the strength to get through the shock of Marty’s untimely death. Marty is resting in peace and will be remembered as a good man.

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