Martin Wayne "Marty" Byers

July 5, 1967 - April 9, 2022

Martin Wayne


Martin “Marty” Wayne Byers, 54, of Caledonia, IL, died peacefully in Caledonia, April 9, 2022, with his wife, Julie, kids and family by his side. He was born July 5, 1967, in Rockford, IL, son to Bruce and Ireta (Ewing) Byers. He married Julie Claeyssen September 20, 1997, in Rockton, IL at The Little Church On The Side Of The Road. Martin worked at Chrysler in the Material department for many years. He and Julie were members of the Rock River Riders and he loved to work on cars. He loved to travel to areas up north including Le Crosse, Arizona and North Carolina. They also traveled to “Byers Mountain” where his grampa lived. Martin adored his grandkids and family.

He is loved and will be missed by his wife, Julie; children, Amber Claeyssen and Tara (Dylan) Cox; brother, Ron (Pam) Byers; grandsons, Dalton Claeyssen and Zachary Walker; his parents, Bruce and Ireta; multiple nieces and nephews; and best friend, Clyde Henry.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. To light a candle or leave a condolence, please go to

Service Schedule

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W Hurlbut, Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008.

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I remember Marty from school. He was a good guy and he’ll be greatly missed. RIP.

Theron Moore 2022-04-23T10:41:09

Marty was such a super great guy! I am so blessed he was my family. I am so happy you guys had the chance to raise two beautiful girls and the grands 💜 together. Heaven has all the awesome dudes up there!!! Love you guys all!

Hope 2022-04-19T16:25:08

So sorry for your family’s loss. Marty was great guy. A good friend

Sherry Garside 2022-04-19T16:17:59

Uncle Bruce and Aunt Ireta. My heart is heavy, our families grew up together and spent so much time with each other. I will never forget our times going Trick or Treating! Julie, I am so sorry for your loss! The video tribute was beautiful and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you! My love to you all

Trish Byers-Gonzalez 2022-04-19T13:53:16

Condolences to the entire Byers family, especially Ireta & Bruce, and Julie & family. Prayers for comfort during this time of sadness.

Nancy A Bailey 2022-04-19T12:34:43

RIP Brother

Marty 2022-04-19T12:03:58

Sorry for your ….Marty made me feel right at home when we relocated here . You’re in our preys🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
The Hyde’s

Byers Family 2022-04-19T12:01:51

So very sorry for your loss many heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the entire family

Jeanie ingersol 2022-04-19T10:11:34

So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

Charlie schaaf 2022-04-19T07:43:28

Keeping you all in my prayers. May God grant you the peace you will need to get through this difficult loss. Marty was a good man. RIP

Jill Hayes 2022-04-18T21:42:22

Very sorry to hear the loss of my cousin, Marty. Our heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with Julie, his kids, grandkids, Ron & Uncle Bruce & Aunt Ireta. We’ll always remember his infectious smile & laughter. God bless your family at this time & always.

Lisa & Brian Reed 2022-04-18T11:06:15

I’m so very sorry to hear this great guy has left us down here. Rest in Peace Marty. U will be missed 💔

Pam Carlson 2022-04-17T09:12:56

Byers family – Sorry for your loss. May wonderful memories be with you always.

class of 85
Brian Drop

Brian Drop 2022-04-15T04:25:26

Prayers of peace and comfort for the Byers family. Marty was always such a nice guy…. He’ll be missed.
BHS 85’

Gaylene Ripko-Bryant 2022-04-14T07:25:31

Rest in peace Marty.

Bob and Peggy Beck 2022-04-13T17:16:52

Sorry for your loss.

Donnie and Barbra Peck 2022-04-13T16:30:51

We are so sorry. Please call or stop if we can he!p in any way. Sent with sympathy, Jack and Joanne

Jack and Joanne Nicholson 2022-04-13T12:30:52

My heart breaks for you all.
My Prayers are with you all!!!
God Bless,
Luv ya,
Aunt Dee

Aunt Dee Byers 2022-04-13T11:36:48

So sorry for your loss , he was a good friend. He will be missed.

Linds Draheim 2022-04-13T01:03:25

Sorry for your loss. Marty was always a fun guy. Was in my class of 85. My condolences to all.

David C Dutz 2022-04-12T16:57:55

We are so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. May your memories ease your grief and may God comfort you with his abounding love, goodness, and mercy.

Clark & Deb Markey 2022-04-12T12:29:03

Our thoughts and sympathy, Bruce and Ireta, and to each in the family.

Roger and Patty Byers 2022-04-12T12:07:17

We’re so sorry for your loss. Prayers Julie Tara and Amber. Lean on Jesus for Strength. He will get you through the storm!

Cheryl And Richard Carlock 2022-04-12T11:37:05

Words cannot convey how saddened I feel at the loss of my sweet cousin. I grew up with Marty and will always remember his laugh and sense of humor…always had a spark in his eye. Our deepest condolences to Julie, his children and grandchildren, Ron and Uncle Bruce and Aunt Ireta. ♥️

Barbara and Rick Brandano 2022-04-11T21:59:55

Mr. & Mrs Byers, Ron and family, and especially his wife Julie and children; No amount of words can convey how sorry I am to hear this news. I put you all in my thoughts and prayers and wish you peace, hope, faith and grace in this time of your sorrow. 🙏🙏😭😭🙏🙏

Lori (Dean) Holmes 2022-04-11T21:08:37

So sorry to the entire Byers family for the loss of Marty. I haven’t seen Marty in probably 35 plus years but as kids I always looked up to both he and big brother Ron. He will be missed dearly.

Kevin Klingaman 2022-04-11T21:05:20

Condolences to the entire family, as a 2nd cousin I remember playing outside with Ron and Marty when visiting.. May God give you comfort and peace in these days. So sorry for your loss.

Jacyn Klingaman 2022-04-11T21:05:17

Bruce and Ireta sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

Linda Treu 2022-04-11T20:48:58

Bruce and Ireta I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is sad and I feel your loss. 💕

Kathy Arnett 2022-04-11T20:19:16


My heart is broken. I will never forget you, your smile, the sound of your voice and your laughter. I’ll never forget our rides, or you calling me Rude Jude. I know that there is a special place in Heaven for souls like you. Until we meet again my friend.

Judi Guenther 2022-04-11T18:02:09


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