Martin Shepard


Martin Michael Shepard, 59, of Ottumwa, died January 27, 2022 at his home.

He was born December 22, 1962 in Ottumwa to Byron G. and Leanna K. Schulz Shepard. He married Terri Lee Orndorff on February 14, 1983 and she preceded him in death on August 28, 1990.

A 1981 graduate of Ottumwa High School, he was a resident of Ottumwa all of his life. Martin was an over the road truck driver, driving for various companies for most of his life.

He enjoyed participating in motorcycle shows, receiving numerous awards for his show bike. He enjoyed hunting and his beloved dogs, Ryker and Brutus.

Surviving are his children, Daniel Shepard of Kentucky and Melissa Heckethorn of Ottumwa; 3 grandchildren, Blake Lentner, Isaac Drewry and Carter Shepard; sisters, Sherri Lipp (Kevin Sellars) of Ottumwa and Renette Riccardo of Montezuma.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Shawn Shepard.

His body has been cremated. Graveside services and inurnment will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 4th, at Shaul Cemetery.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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