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Martin "Marty" Angel

August 28, 1959June 12, 2020
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Martin “Marty” Lee Angel of Forney, Texas passed away at Baylor University Medical Center, surrounded by his wife and family, on Friday, June 12 at the age of 60. Marty was born on August 28, 1959 in Peoria, Illinois, and was raised by parents Richard and Vivian Koeppel. He grew up as the eldest of four and attended Woodruff High School. After high school, he attended the Airforce Academy Preparatory School and then received his Bachelor of Computer Science from Illinois State University. Marty married his soulmate, Dawn Angel, in 1998. Holding multiple management positions, Marty worked at Country Financial for 32 years, ending as the Director of Business Retirement and Wealth Services.

Following his retirement, Marty moved to Texas to ease into retirement by allowing Dawn to continue to work and focus on his lifelong role: the family man.

Marty is survived by his wife, Dawn Angel; his sons, Chad (Lexi), Darin (Kristen) and Zack (Britney) Angel; his daughters, Katie (Aaron) Matej, Shannon and Molly Angel; his dad, Rich Koeppel and his brothers, Tim and Jeff Angel; and six grandchildren, Collin, Haylie, Ben, Parker, Mya and Harrison.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Vivian and brother, Robb. Marty was known for his unwavering sense of humor and contagious, bellowing laughter. He loved his family very much and will be forever missed.

A celebration of Marty’s life will be August 8, 2020 from 2:00p.m.- 5:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.


  • Dawn Angel, Wife
  • Chad Angel (Lexi), Son
  • Darin Angel (Kristen), Son
  • Zack Angel (Britney), Son
  • Katie Matej (Aaron), Daughter
  • Shannon Angel, Daughter
  • Molly Angel, Daughter
  • Richard Koeppel, Father
  • Tim Angel, Brother
  • Jeff Angel, Brother
  • Vivian Koeppel, Mother
  • Robb Angel, Brother (deceased)
  • Marty is survived by six grandchildren: Collin, Haylie, Ben, Parker, Mya, and Harrison.

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  • St. Jude Children's Hospital



  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 8, 2020


  • Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hopsital, 1535 W Loop S Ste 240, Houston, TX 77027


Martin "Marty" Angel

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Mark Crady

July 22, 2020

Not sure why since I haven't seen Marty in years but learning of his death made me feel like another piece of my childhood is gone and saddens me sincerely. Marty and I grew up going to Glen Oak and Woodruff together playing sports and enjoying life. I will miss him.
Rest in Peace Marty. Until we meet again.

Susan Bennett

July 15, 2020

I graduated with Marty from Woodruff and he was always very nice to me. He always had such kind words and I'm glad we were friends. He will definitely be missed. RIP Marty💔

Kim Redd

July 5, 2020

Dawn and family,
My heart aches for you all. I had the pleasure of working for Marty his last few years at COUNTRY. I could go on forever about the positive impact he made and the influential person he was. He truly was one of a kind and will be missed greatly. I think of him often and ask myself, what would Marty do? He always treated people with respect and encouraged all of us to do our best work and never missed a moment to tell us a story about his amazing family. I can’t imagine what you all are going through but please know, we are thinking of you all and mourning the loss of an amazing man.
Ryan and Kim Redd

Tim Hartnell

June 19, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Marty will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to call him friend!

Tim Hartnell

Mary Simpson-Rutledge

June 17, 2020

Dawn - I was deeply saddened to learn of Marty’s passing! I worked with Marty for several years at Country! Marty was a very kind, dependable and funny person! Two things I could always count on from Marty we’re a straight answer and a good laugh! He will be missed by all who knew him! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time!

Mike Duncan

June 16, 2020

I was terribly sad to hear the news about Marty. He was my Dad’s boss for a time and my Dad always spoke so highly of him. I got to know Marty when I started working for Country Financial in 1998. He provided me with the opportunity to have the career I have when he oversaw the Cotton States acquisition. He was such a kind and genuine person. I’m really sorry for your entire family.

Dan Pulliam

June 16, 2020

I was very sadden to hear of Marty’s passing. I have known Marty for over 20 years while working at Country Financial.
He was my District Claims Manager for several years. I had great respect for Marty and we became good friends.
My heart goes out to his entire family.

Dan Pulliam

Sandy Berkel Haeny

June 16, 2020

Dawn and family,
I literally grew up with Marty, living right across the street and going to school together. His hearty laugh was showcased ever since he was very young. Marty left us all with wonderful memories.
Praying for your peace and comfort. I am so sorry for your loss.

❤️Sandy Berkel Haeny

Phil Hasz

June 16, 2020

I am very sad to hear about Marty and so sorry for you and your family's loss. I was fortunate to work with Marty at COUNTRY. Marty was an outstanding leader, a terrific mentor to me and treasure to work with. He will be missed.
With deepest sympathy,
Phil Hasz

Deb Hickman

June 16, 2020

Marty, you are already missed. Your warm genuineness and laughter will never be forgotten.


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