Loren L. Martin, 82, of Columbia, Illinois, formerly of Cahokia, Illinois, born September 12, 1929 in Marion, llinois., died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Columbia Convalescent Center, Columbia, Illinois.
He was retired from Preston Trucking Co. He was a member of Teamsters Local 600. He was a fifty year plus member of Masonic Lodge 504 A.F.A.M. of Fairview Heights, IL. he was a Shriner and an U.S. Korean War Army Veteran.
He was preceded by his parents, Harry and Blanche, nee Wheeler, Martin.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia "Jenny" Martin, nee Pollard; his children, Michael Martin of Columbia, IL., Karen Lyons-Martin of Phoeniz, AZ.; a brother, Bill (Mary) Martin of TN.; a sister, Betty Elwell of Murphysboro, IL.; four grandchildren, Jeff Counts, Beth Mayberry, Shawn Lyons and Anthony Martin; four great grandchildren, Kaleb Counts, Payton Counts, Jace Mayberry and Kilee Lyons. He was a dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday March 8, 2012 with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. and on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Illinois with Pastor Mark Warnock officiating. Burial in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.