Marty J. Reiser

Marty J. Reiser, age 78, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 in the home of his daughter in Quincy. He was born on February 11, 1946 in Springfield, IL the son of Joseph and Lillian (Marty) Reiser. He was a graduate of Ashland High School. He married Gloria Lewis on February 10, 1968. She survives. Marty first worked with his father as a welder in Ashland. He later was district sales manager at ILMO Products. He then was the owner and operator of ‘Bud & Ray’s Tool Repair’.

Marty’s passion was the renovation of the old Victorian houses. He participated in the renovation of 7 properties in Quincy. Marty will be remembered for his incredible problem-solving skills. He was the first person family and friends would call to work through problems, big or small. He passed down his love for antiquing, flea markets, bargain shopping and road trips to his children and grandchildren. Marty’s love for the outdoors left his family with memories of many bike rides, gardening, and fishing trips. He frequently picked wildflowers and brought them in for his wife or pulled off the road to pick a cattail for his road weary children. His children have each inherited his quick wit and ornery nature!

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: M. Derik Reiser (Whitney) of Maryville, IL; Tiffany Reiser Holland (Steve) of Quincy and Douglas Reiser (Mila) of Sussex, WI.
GRANDCHILDREN: Quentin Reiser, Owen Reiser, and Graham Reiser; Marcus Holland (Deidre Petry), Bridgett Holland, Tory Holland and Jada Holland Heck (Kolin); Robinson Reiser and Calvin Reiser.
SIBLINGS: Charles Reiser and Mary Elizabeth Reiser.
Numerous Great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, his deeply loved Jackie Cat and other relatives also survive.

Marty was preceded in death by his parents, a grandchild: Lily Reiser, a sister: Ann Louise Puls and her husband John, and his sister-in-law Sue Reiser. In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

As a perfect tribute to Marty’s legacy, a celebration of his life will take place on May 26th from 2-5pm at Old Herald Brewery & Distillery, his oldest son’s restaurant and distillery in Collinsville, IL. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Wendy Reiser on May 14, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    Uncle Marty will be missed.

  2. Mary Ellen Davis on May 14, 2024 at 4:09 pm

    Gloria, Tiffany and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  3. Reg Ankrom on May 14, 2024 at 5:16 pm

    Tiffany, especially sorry to read of pal Marty’s death. I enjoyed our conversations and Marty’s impassioned laughs. Our condolences to his family and friends. On a side note, I had the pleasure recently of having lunch at the Old Herald. It was an excellent meal in a wonderfully restored old building.

  4. MARTHA DOOLEY on May 15, 2024 at 9:30 am

    Marty would come into E Best in the late 1990’s when I worked the counter…he was always a pleasure to help and discuss his projects. He was an interesting customer. He was one of the good guys.

  5. Paul Harbourn on May 15, 2024 at 10:51 am

    Gloria and family,
    I met both of you when I worked at American Savings here in Quincy. Marty was a friendly, kind person, and I enjoyed visiting with him many times through the years. You have my deepest sympathy in your loss. May God give you love and strength during this time.

  6. Dave Wallace on May 17, 2024 at 5:53 pm

    To Gloria and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Marty will certainly be missed. It’s right about problem solving. He could fix or figure out about anything. Peace to you all

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