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-Raul Martinez Medina-

Raul Martinez Medina, Sr., 65, of Fredonia, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.  Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction.  Father Joseph Sia officiated.  Visitation was held on Friday, June 7, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction.  Online condolences may be sent to the Martinez family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Raul Martinez Medina was born on December 24, 1947 in San Luis Potosí, in the state of San Luis Potosí, the son of Juan Martinez Contreras and Maria Anastasia Medina.  Raul was united in marriage to Juana Tapia Zavala de Martinez.  Raul worked in a bakery and a laundromat at a young age to help his family.  Later he worked in the fields picking tomatoes in Florida, construction for many years and most recently worked at Tyson Foods for the last 18 years.  He enjoyed music, especially from the north of Mexico, watching soccer, working on cars and being in the outdoors.   Raul was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Raul will be deeply missed by his wife, Juana of Fredonia; his children, Francisco Martinez Tapia and wife, Kimberly Schulte Martinez of Williamsburg, Raul Martinez Tapia and his wife, Cruz Frausto Martinez of Muscatine, Guillermo Martinez Tapia and wife, Trinidad Martinez of Columbus City, Carlos Enrique Martinez Tapia and Irma Tapia de Flores, both of Mexico; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and siblings, Cristina Martinez Medina of Corpus Christi, Texas, Berta Martinez Medina and Margarita Martinez Medina of San Antonio, Texas and Jesus Martinez Medina  of Houston, Texas.      

Raul was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Aurelio and Juan

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