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Robert L. Martin

July 31, 1941 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

 Robert L. Martin, 78, lifelong Oregon resident, died Thursday, July 23, 2020 in his home. Born July 31, 1941 in Oregon, the son of Eugene and Clara (Bolthouse) Martin. Married to Rita Kersten April 29, 1962 in Oregon. Bob was a 1959 graduate of Oregon High School and was employed 47 years at Wood’s Manufacturing, starting the day after his high school graduation and retiring in 2006. He also owned and operated Town & Country Liquors in Mt. Morris for 10 years. Bob was a fan of NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and of the Chicago Cubs. Survived by his wife, Rita Martin of Oregon; son, Todd Martin of Oregon; daughter, Marcy (Wayne) Bjorklund of Oregon; grandchildren: Patrick (Tiffany) Martin, Austin Bjorklund, Ashtin Bjorklund and Dalton Martin; great grandchild, Rhett Martin; brothers: Chrissie (Ann) Martin of Oregon and Larry Martin of New Milford; and sister-in-law. Donna Martin of Oregon. Predeceased by his parents and brother, Gary Martin. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Wednesday, July 29 at Oregon Church of God with Pastor Michael Hoffman officiating. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon. A walk through visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 pm Tuesday in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon. Social distancing and face coverings will be required. Memorials in Bob’s name may be made to Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home
710 South 7th St
Oregon, IL 61061

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 29, 2020

10:30 AM
Church of God
860 W Oregon Trail Rd
Oregon, IL 61061

Donations

Serenity Hospice & Home
P.O Box 462, Oregon IL 61061
Tel: 1-815-732-2499
Web: https://serenityhospiceandhome.z2systems.com/np/clients/serenityhospiceandhome/donation.jsp

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