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James C. Martin Jr.


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James C. Martin Jr. Obituary
James C. Martin Jr.

Born: February 2, 1932; in Chicago, IL

Died: January 2, 2018; at DeKalb, IL

James C. Martin Jr., 85, of DeKalb, Illinois, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was born February 2, 1932, in Chicago, to James Sr. and Lillian (Egan) Martin. James married his beloved wife of 62 years, Rosemarie Caspers (affectionately known as "Stuff") on February 19, 1955. James was a veteran of the United States Army, a graduate of Loyola University, and an employee of the Schwartz Paper Company for many years. Devout in his faith, James was a faithful member of The Church of St. Mary in Sycamore and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; his eight children, Virginia Martin, James C. (Nadine) Martin III, Peggy (Roy) Carelson, John (Diane) Martin, Pat (Mike) Cullen, Joe (Debra) Martin, Betsy (Pat) McAvoy, Anne (Mike) Huiras; 34 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joan (Larry) Conroy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Virginia Martin and Renee Walsh.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman Street, Sycamore, with Fr. Paul Lipinski officiating and with full military honors by DeKalb American Legion Post 66 following Mass. Burial of cremated remains will be on a later date at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Sycamore. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the James C. Martin Jr. Memorial Fund, addressed to the Martin Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Jan. 4, 2018
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