BLANCHE E. MARTIN, 92 JANESVILLE, Wis. - Blanche E. Martin, age 92 of Janesville, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Cedar Crest Nursing Home in Janesville. She was born on May 13, 1920 in Loves Park, IL; the daughter of William and Effie (Schneider) Vickers. She attended South Wayne Schools. Blanche married Lawrence T. Martin on October 1, 1938 in Dubuque, Iowa. Blanche worked at Monroe Clinic Hospital doing Housekeeping until her retirement. She was a member of Martintown Community Church and active in the Ladies Aid. She is survived by 3 sons: Lawrence "Larry" (Dorothy) Martin of Foreston, IL, Charles "Chuck" (Gloria) Martin of Rockford, IL, and David (Linda) Martin of Baileyville, IL; 3 daughters: Beverly Sorn of Janesville, Charlotte "June" Walters of Milton, and Mary Lynn (Dennis) Koester of Janesville; sisters, May McKee of Warren, IL and Ellen (Homer) Smith of Stanford, IL; 38 grandchildren; 88 great grandchildren and 36 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lawrence in November of 1993, 7 brothers; 2 sisters; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren and 1great great grandchild; 2 son-in-laws: Jack Walters and Luke Sorn; daughter-in-law Judy Martin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe, WI, with Pastor Lowell Stuessy officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Freeport, IL. A visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2013