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Benton "Ben" Martin

August 22, 1927 - May 20, 2013

Benton L. “Ben” Martin, 85, of Springfield, died at 8:55 pm, Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Home. He was born August 22, 1927 in Macomb, IL, to Carl and Tessie Rigg Martin. He married Kathryn Hartmann Fishwick on October 22, 1965 and she preceded him in death on June 3, 2010.

His parents; three brothers, Adrian, Max and Morris Martin and one sister, Pauline Horine also preceded him in death.

Survivors include one step-daughter, Margaret “Meg” (Loren) Perrine of Divernon; two grandchildren Jonathan Martin Perrine of St. Charles, MO and Lindsey Kay Perrine of Champaign, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Benton was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a member of Knights of Columbus 364, Bishop Griffin Assembly 4th degree and Elks Lodge 158.
He retired in 1989 from the Department of Insurance for the State of Illinois as Assistant Deputy Director.

Memorial Gathering: 9:00-10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Home.

Memorial Mass: 10:00 a.m., Thursday May 23, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Home. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans will conduct Military Honors.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home or to a charity of the Donor’s choice.

Service Information

Time: 10:00 am

St. Joseph's Home Chapel

Address:

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Memorial Information

St. Joseph's Home Chapel

Address:

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