Manuel Martinez-Medina, 71 of Elgin died January 4, 2015 in Barrington. The son of Manuel and Maria (Medina) Martinez he was born November 29, 1943 in Cupareo, GTO, Mexico.
Manuel was hard working and he worked as a forklift operator for Armour / Eckrich, St. Charles for the past 20 years. He loved his family, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was very generous and took care of his family.
He was preceded by his parents; one brother, Leopoldo.
Manuel is survived by five children, Stacey of FL., Melissa of Rock Island, Carmen (Chris) Schram of Moline, Samaria (Ryan) Cate of Minnesota, and Manuel Martinez, Jr. of Moline; Seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Four sisters, and seven brothers. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 8th from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at theO’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin and Friday from 9:00 until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elgin with Fr. Manuel Forero, officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery.
For more information please contact (847) 741-1400.