Martin J. “Marty” Lester

June 11, 2024

Martin J. “Marty” Lester, 57, of Frankfort, died June 11, 2024 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  He was born January 9, 1967 in Kalamazoo, MI to Bobbie Joe & Carol (Trent) Lester.  He married Mary E. Schiery on August 21, 1987 in Frankfort and she survives.

Marty grew up in on Magnolia Ave. and lived most of his life in Clinton County.  He was a driver for Goubeaux Trucking Ltd.  He was formerly owner/operator of Marty’s Diner on Barner Street and was known for his giant tenderloins and cinnamon rolls.  Marty was of the Christian Faith and he loved his Black Labrador, Mylee.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Jerry Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Wife: Mary Lester of Frankfort, Daughters: Marissa Banks of Frankfort, Maranda (Allen) Lowery of Stockwell, Sons: Michael (Alex) Lester of Frankfort, Mason (Mariah) Lester of Rossville, 7 Grandchildren: Zakary, Makenzie, Hayden, Memphis, Maveryck, Masea and Jenna

Preceded by:

his parents, a sister and two brothers


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Martin J. “Marty” Lester”

  1. Joyce Wheeler June 12, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your dad‘s loss. Please give condolences to your whole family and especially your mom. Big Hugs to all of you.

  2. Rita York June 12, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    Oh my dear lord, so sorry for your loss!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!

  3. Kim Harris June 12, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    I am so sorry you have to go through this. There’s nothing worse than the lose of your best friend and life partner. I have lived through it and it nevers gets easier!!! Please know I am here if you need to ever talk to someone who understands. And know I am praying for God’s healing to help you at this time!

  4. Vickie Roe June 12, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Mary and family members, I am so sorry for you all loss, I am at a loss for words to express, but I know how you feel, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, I love you all.

  5. Kim Marcum June 12, 2024 at 6:08 pm

    I’m so very sorry Mary. Prayers and hugs to you and your family. I’m here if you need anything.

  6. Crystal June 12, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    Sending love and prayers.

  7. Teresa Vincent June 12, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Marty. Mary you the kids and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Tammy Allen June 12, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I know my own words can not bring your family member back but I’d want you to know I am praying for your family.

  9. Linda Lester & Lori Guyer Polston June 13, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Mom (Linda) & I (Lori) are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you y’all. Marty was a great guy and always so friendly. He’ll be sadly missed. I’m sorry we’re so far away and can’t be at the services.
    We love y’all.

  10. Sara Davidson June 13, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    Mary and family, my heart hurts so much for you. I am sending you all my love and prayers. Love, from the Davison’s.

  11. Carolyn Carlson June 13, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences over the loss of your loved one. We know he will be missed by his family and friends. God give you peace and rest during this difficult time.

  12. Tina Morelock June 14, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Mary & family. May God comfort you with peace, love and guiding hand to hold in your sorrow.

  13. Richie Isabell June 14, 2024 at 10:18 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this news. My condolences, Mary, Marissa, and the entire family. You all are in my thoughts.

Please fill out this form to contact the staff of Goodwin Funeral Home. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Family Information Guide

Goodwin Funeral Home obituaries are created from information contained in the Family Information Guide.

The Family Information Guide is a no-cost service provided by Goodwin Funeral Home for families and individuals who wish to record their personal information during the funeral preplanning process.

Begin your Family Information Guide today. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for difficult and emotional decisions in the future.

Start my Family Information Guide

Funeral Arrangement Planner

Begin planning a funeral with our simple funeral arrangement planner.

The funeral arrangement planner was created to help guide you through the basic steps of planning a funeral. You may send your funeral plans to our office with any questions you may have about the funeral planning process.

Funeral Arrangement Planner