Martha Fietsam

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Martha “Marti” N. Fietsam, nee Lovins, 74, of Shiloh, IL, born June 13, 1947, in Marston, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Fietsam was a sales associate for Famous & Barr before her retirement. In her earlier years, Marti was a licensed beautician until she took on the role of motherhood and closed down her shop to raise her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, G. W. and Maggie, nee Decker, Lovins; a brother, Warren Lovins; brothers-in-law, Robert (Miriam) Fietsam, Richard (Ramona) Fietsam, and Dave Fietsam; and a sister-in-law, Shirly Fietsam.

Surviving are her husband, Dale Fietsam;
three sons, James O. (Cindy) Fietsam, Joseph (Jamie) Fietsam, and Matthew (Inge) Fietsam;
two stepchildren, Sharen (Ray) Watson and Dale Jr. (Mikelle Daily) Fietsam;
13 grandchildren, Megan Fietsam, Jimmy Fietsam, Victoria Fietsam, Lauren Fietsam, Alyssa Poletto, Caitlin Poletto, Joey Fietsam, Luke Fietsam, Aaron Fietsam, Jr., Jaden Fietsam, Ethan Fietsam, Emme Fietsam, and Elle Fietsam;
five step-grandchildren, Shawna (fiancé Matt Jackson) Watson, Stephen (Melanie) Watson, Scot (Taylor) Watson, Austin Fietsam, Conrad Fietsam;
seven great-grandchildren, Chance Bullock, Vivian Lloyd, Aspen Lloyd, Addison Funk, Avery Whetstone, Maverick Poletto, and Oliver Seiber;
two step great-grandchildren, Archer Watson and Hudson Watson;
a brother, Rick (Patricia) Lovins;
a niece, Kristina Edmonds;
three great-nephews, Ellis Scott, Julian Scott, and Tyson Edmonds;
a brother-in-law, Ronald Fietsam;
two sisters-in-law, Ethel (Dave) Longworth, and Pat Fietsam;
and many other nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Cremation services were held.


5 Comments on Martha Fietsam

Dale Fietsam said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2021 at 3:07 PM

To my loving wife I thank God that we spent 47years 4 months together you were always the love of my life. I sit here knowing that you are in heaven, I love you so much you were my dream girl

  • Shlloh
  • Ill
Jimmy said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 12:53 PM

The world is a darker place without you... We all Love and Miss you

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jimmy said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 12:53 PM

The world is a darker place without you... We all Love and Miss you

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Hanna said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2021 at 5:14 PM

Our prayers are with you and family at this time of lose Martha will be truly missed by us all.

  • Winchester
  • Tennessee
LIlly Solt said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2021 at 4:14 PM

May you continue to be our Angel watching over your family n loved ones I will always remember the fun childhood we shared the boyfriends we talked about the trouble we got into my heart is sad but my mind is at peace knowing your no longer in pain and we will be together again You will be remembered with love and a smile my sweet cousin

  • Staunton
  • Illinois

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