Robert G. Martin, 75, Mason City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at Holy Family Center St. Joseph’s Home, Springfield, Illinois. Bob was born on March 15, 1937 to George and Susie Martin. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn (Starkey), daughter Kelly (Chris) Meyer of Chicago, Illinois, son Kirk (Tammy) Martin, Mason City, Illinois, three grandchildren Emily Martin, Abby Martin and Carter Martin, Mason City, Illinois and a sister Linda (Jon) Hall, Naples, Florida.
He attended the Mason City schools and later graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He served in the Army National Guard in Springfield. He returned home to farm the family farms for the next 50 years. He served on the board of Mason City National Bank for 50 years, a job he truly enjoyed.
Bob was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and Lincoln Elks 914. He enjoyed his work, golf, traveling, dining with friends, and wintering in Bonita Springs, Florida but most of all being with his family and grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday March 9th at the United Presbyterian Church at Mason City with Reverend Boni Quandt officiating. Visitation will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City from 5-7 P.M. Friday evening. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home, Alzheimer’s Association, or the Mason City United Presbyterian Church. Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online memorial messages for the family maybe left at www.hurleyfh.com