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Frank A. Martin
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Obituary for Frank A. Martin

PEORIA – Frank A. Martin, 93, of Peoria, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Peoria.

Frank was born on Aug. 18, 1924 to Frank H. and Lillian W. (Morgan) Martin in Peoria. He married Betty Lou Fuller on December 2, 1944, in Peoria; she preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 1983.

Frank was also preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters.

He is survived by his son, Gary (Alice) Martin, and daughter, Connie Dodd, both of Peoria; his grandchildren, Gary Martin, Jr., Greg (Becki) Arnold, and Michael Arnold; his great-grandchildren, Kyle (Morgan), Kaylee, and Avery; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Frank was a machinist for Caterpillar, Inc. for many years. He loved Bradley Basketball and visiting the Peoria Public Library. Frank also had a special talent for making stained glass and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Pastor Michael Jones officiating. A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, at the mortuary. Burial will take place at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Frank’s caregiver, Lori Ivins for her loving and compassionate care.

Memorials may be made to the Peoria Historical Society.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603





10:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details


Parkview Cemetery

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604

Memorial Contribution

Peoria Historical Society

611 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602

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