Emmitt W Martin

January 8, 1954 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Emmitt Martin Obituary

Mt. Morris, IL, Emmitt W. Martin, age 70 passed away suddenly on Tuesday February, 13, 2024 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL.  Emmitt was born on January 8, 1954 in Rockford, IL; the son of Robert Gerald & Pauline Marie (Voss) Martin.  Emmitt graduated from Oregon High School class of 1972.  He worked for the Local 150 operating engineers retiring in 2014 after many years.  Emmitt also owned and operated Emmitt Martin Backhoe Service until his death. 

  Emmitt loved working outdoors with his equipment, spending time with his grandchildren, spending time in his truck travelling the area, spending time with his many friends, travelling with his long time special friend, Sally.

  Emmitt is survived by his children: Thomas W. Martin, Coleman, MI; Jaime (Christopher) Krohn, Bay City, MI; Tony A. Martin, Big Bend, WI; Grace (Austin) Druien, Holcomb, IL; Audra K. Martin, Union, KY; 11 grandchildren, 6 brothers: Bill Martin, Oregon, IL; Russell (Judy) Martin, Oregon, IL; Glenn (Toni) Martin, Oregon, IL; Wes (Tammy) Martin, Oregon, IL; and Jerry (Donna) Martin, Oregon, IL; sisters: Judy Hollenbeck, Oregon, IL; and Barbara Kirchner, Oregon, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

  Emmitt is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Richard Martin; and sister: Ruby Schier.

  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday February 17, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. in the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris, IL.

  In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined.

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