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Obituary of Martin J Wells

Martin J Wells, 63, of Morrison passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side May 17, 2020. Martin was born October 10, 1956 in Sterling the son of Keith and Shirley (Paddock) Wells. Marty graduated from Sterling High School and attended University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He married Debra McDonnell on June 9, 2001 in Sterling. At the time of his death, Marty was employed by Regional Media as a sales consultant for WSDR radio station. Martin was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Morrison where he served as a member of the finance committee. He was a sports fanatic and an avid Vikings fan. No one knew sports trivia better than Marty. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife Debra; one daughter Nicole Ay (Paul) Motz of Chicago; three sisters Susan (Gary Speer) Wells of Houston TX, Barbara Wells of Sterling, and Patricia Otten of Sterling; one step-son Brian (Leslie Marquez) McDonnell of Marion IA; one step-daughter Amber McDonnell of Dixon; grandson to be Alexander Donald Motz and two step-grand-children Lilith McDonnell, and Maddox McDonnell. Martin was preceded in death by his parents. A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place at a later date. A memorial has been established to Trinity Cancer Center in Moline. Memorials may be sent to Schilling Funeral Home, PO Box 592, Sterling, IL 61081 and will be forwarded to the family. Condolences may be sent to