Marty Pocrnich (58) of Effingham


Published on February 23 2016 8:58 am

Marty Pocrnich, 58, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 27 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1110 N. Fourth Street, Effingham, with Dr. Roger Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Loy Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in memory of Marty to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Marty was born on June 10, 1957, in Effingham, IL, the son of Mark and Irene (Loy) Pocrnich. He married Brenda Gail Stirrett on August 26, 1978 in Effingham. Marty was an avid bow hunter and had been sponsored by PSE. He worked as an auto body man his entire working life and was the best around. Marty was known for his outstanding paint jobs on vehicles and was currently employed at Walk’s Auto Body in Teutopolis. Marty was friendly, always had a smile, and would help anyone that needed it, absolutely anytime. He had a heart of gold and was an incredible husband, father, son, and brother. Marty was an extremely proud family man who always put his family first and his easy-going nature made everyone feel good.

Marty is survived by his wife, Brenda Gail Pocrnich of Effingham; daughter, Stefanie Lynn Pocrnich of Effingham; mother, Irene Pocrnich of Effingham and special friend, Dale Hille; siblings, Cyndi (husband, Darrell) Malick of Ashley, IL, Chris (husband, Andy) Hutson of Hazel, KY, Kevin Pocrnich of Effingham, LeeAnn (husband, Craig) Smith of Naples, FL, Tim Pocrnich of Effingham and fiancée, April, and Travis Pocrnich of Effingham; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mark; and nephew, Howard Lee Hutson.