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Andrew Jeremiah "AJ" Martin All Obituaries


Andrew Jeremiah "AJ" Martin, 19, of Anamosa, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Brody Tubaugh. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Andrew, under "photos and videos or media," starting at 6 p.m. Monday. A private family graveside service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Springville Cemetery in Springville, Iowa. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
Andrew was born May 23, 2001, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Loren Martin and Jenny Ball. He attended Anamosa High School. Andrew was very artistic and loved his dog, "Oreo," music, cars and drag racing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mother, Jenny Ball; father, Loren Martin; sister, May Ball; maternal grandparents, Mark and Bobette Ball, all of Anamosa; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Diane Martin of Cedar Rapids; aunt, Lindsay (Craig) Stocki of Cedar Rapids; and many cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles.
Andrew was preceded in death by his uncle, Tim Martin.
Please share a memory of Andrew at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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