Martin Brian Kovarik, 58, formerly of Glen Carbon, died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at his home in Troy.
He was born in Highland on May 15, 1957, the son to Eugene Kovarik and Ina (nee Blatnick) Nekola.
Martin was a member of Teamsters Local 600 who loved motorcycles from the 1970s. He loved to read and had many books and his biggest love was for his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by a daughter, Cassey Hawkins of Caseyville; son, Brian (Jessica) Kovarik of Caseyville; 12 grandchildren, Seth Kovarik, Zachary Kovarik, Emily Kovarik, Blake Kovarik, Joshua Cherry, Zoey Cherry, Camryn Rickman, Chloe Rickman, Chanel Rickman, Tristynn Dillon, Timothy Dillon and Tyler Dillon; stepfather, Raymond Nekola; and a sister, Vicki Earney of Wood
Martin was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Connie Kay Hawkins.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.