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Funeral services for Martin “Marty” Bonfy will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Reverend Matthew Lehman will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.
Marty passed away of natural causes at his home in Urbandale, IA on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. He was 62 years old when he passed away.
Martin Lee Bonfy was born on August 30, 1956 in Stuttgart, Germany to Buddy Lee and Phyllis Ann (Bay) Bonfy. Marty’s early years were spent in Oklahoma City, St. Joseph, MO, Albert Lea, MN and Urbandale, IA where he graduated high school. Marty excelled as a hockey goalie, playing Bantam league in Albert Lea, and high school hockey in Urbandale. Following his schooling, Marty went to basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He would be honorably discharged from the United States Army following his service to our country. Marty was united in marriage to Lisa Young in 1975, and together, they had a daughter, Faith. Marty worked for Wilson Sinclair in Des Moines, IA.
Marty enjoyed many things in life. Fishing and music were his favorite. Marty also liked taking family trips back to Oklahoma to visit extended relatives. Marty was soft-spoken, kind, funny, and giving. Marty would always think of helping others before thinking about helping himself.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Quay (Marjorie) Bonfy and Gene (Evelyn) Bay; cousin Eric; uncles, Marvin, Wayne, and Floyd; aunts Paula and Wilma.
Marty is survived by his daughter, Faith Jenkins; grandchildren, Gage and Aurora Jenkins; parents, Buddy and Phyllis Bonfy of Albert Lea; siblings, Gloria (Bonfy) Waugh of Perry, OK and Randy Bonfy of Albert Lea; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
Blessed be his memory!