William F. Martin

William F. Martin

Birth
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 Jan 2015 (aged 91)
Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 141468632 · View Source
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PEKIN - William F. Martin, 91, of Pekin, Ill., passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Pekin Manor.
Bill was born on Feb. 1, 1923, in Peoria, Ill., to George W. and Laura (Johnson) Martin. He married Willa Dean Copeland on Sept. 28, 1945, in Peoria.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter-in-law, Julie A. Martin; one son-in-law, Frank L. Shanklin; and one sister, Helen DeVoss.
Surviving are his wife, Willa Dean of Pekin; one son, Steve (Stacy) Martin of Pekin; two daughters, Vickie Shanklin of North Pekin and Debra Martin Null of Washington, Ill.; five grandchildren, Keri, Kai, Adam, Frank and Kevin; and six great-grandchildren, Dalton, Kynzie, Ethan, Nolan, Cole and Chase.
Bill was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a machinist at Caterpillar, Inc., retiring in 1982.
He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 974, Creve Coeur VFW Post 4835 and American Legion Post 1234 and the Greater Pekin Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Bill enjoyed fishing and bowling and was a die-hard Cubs fan. Bill had a love for music and singing. He had sung in the USO.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory, 2131 Velde Drive, Pekin, with the Rev. Tony Darr officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Tazewell Military Rites Team.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Peoria Honor Flight.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 18, 2015
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  • Created by: Stephen Cantrell
  • Added: 18 Jan 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 141468632
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William F. Martin (1 Feb 1923–16 Jan 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 141468632, citing Glendale Memorial Gardens, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Cantrell (contributor 48212706) .