Theresa “Teri” Jean Martin, Monona, Iowa, January 5, 2024

Theresa “Teri” Jean Martin, 63 of Monona, Iowa passed away Friday, January 5, 2024 at her home. Theresa Jean was born March 20, 1959 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Emmett and Frances (Johnson) Smith. She grew up in Sylvis, Illinois and graduated from United Township High School. Teri then worked many years as a switch board operator.

On October 10, 1987 in East Moline, Illinois Teri was united in marriage with Joseph Martin. With this union, Teri gained two stepsons, Bob and Bill Martin. Together they moved to Waterloo, Iowa. In 1989, they welcomed another son into the family, Jonathan Martin. Teri spent her life dedicated to her family and bringing joy to everyone she knew.

Teri had many hobbies, which included quilting and beading. She loved to go on vacation to Florida and spend time barefoot on the beach. She also loved spending time in Harpers Ferry, Iowa at their cabin, visiting with friends. She also enjoyed volunteering at Blackhawk Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa.

Surviving Teri are her son, Jonathan (Deanna) Martin of Monona, Iowa; step-sons, Bill (Amy) Martin of Lansing, Iowa and Bob (Nicole) Martin of Waterloo, Iowa; her grandchildren, Morgan, Chloe, Abbey and Gunner Martin and her siblings, Tim Smith and Kimberly Smith.

Teri was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Martin; granddaughter, Hayley Martin; sister, Mary and her parents, Emmett and Frances Smith.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and a Prayer Service at 3:00 pm with Rev. Erika Lenth on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona, Iowa.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona, Iowa is assisting the family with services.

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