Russell “Russ” Martin, 83, of Wenona, passed away 8:56 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 3, 2017) at his home, surrounded by his wife and children.
Memorial visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Toluca. His memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Father Patrick Greenough will officiate. Interment will be in Cumberland Cemetery, rural Wenona. Hurst Funeral Home, Wenona, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Calhoun County, to Oscar and Flossie Gates Martin. He married the former Ann Brown on Nov. 29, 1958, in Wenona. She survives.
He is also survived by his children, Julie (Patrick) Murphy, Bloomington; Paul (Kim) Martin, Toluca; Ben Martin, Chicago; Patrick (Theresa) Martin, Wenona; and Joe Martin, Wenona; grandchildren, Nat and Tim Murphy; Mallory (Darren) Fiedler; Jacob and Noah Martin; and Seth and Owen Martin; great-grandchildren, Kolten and Annah Fiedler; and one sister, Geraldine Freeman, Pleasant Hill.