The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

July 11, 2013

Robert “Bob” Martin

WESTVILLE — Robert “Bob” Martin, 88, of Westville, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1924, at Central Park, Danville, to Owen and Sarah “Sadie” (Hall) Martin.

He married Constance A. Ambrose on April 19, 1947, in Westville. She survives.

Bob also is survived by three daughters, Linda Kruger of Danville, Margie (Mark) Potter of Neenah, Wis., and Lori (Kenny) Moreman of Tilton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, John Ambrose; two sisters, Betty Hinton and Barbara Gulley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert “Sloan” Martin; one son-in-law, Richard “Jody” Kruger; his parents; one brother, James Martin; three sisters, Vivian Hinkle, Bernice Murphy and Dora Lewis; and one sister-in-law, Julia Bednar.

Robert was proud to have served in Belgium and France during World War II with the 791st AAA unit. He was a member of American Legion Post 51. Over the years Bob was employed at Musebeck Shoe Company, Jacobs, Coffing Hoist, Duff Norton and was an assembler for Bohn Aluminum, retiring in 1987 after 27 years of service.

Robert loved his cars and could tell you the make, model and year of almost every car on the road. He enjoyed listening to country music.

A celebration of Bob’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, Westville, with Father Sauppe officiating. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the funeral home, with a rosary service at 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Please join Bob’s family in sharing memories of his life through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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