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Ralph G. Martin, age 82 of Sandwich, IL passed away on August 27, 2019 at the Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich, IL. He was born on February 1, 1937 in Granite City, IL the son of Fred and Juanita (Jolly) Martin.

Ralph was united in marriage on May 5, 2017 to Carolyn (Liddell) Ervin and they spent several years happily together. Mr. Martin was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served during the Korean War. Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Carolyn Martin of Sandwich, IL; his children, Denise (Rick) Shaddix, Charlene Gail Duglopulski, Terry Martin and Randy (Jenny Tebitt) Martin; his four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his seven siblings; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Juanita Martin; also three siblings.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, or (815) 786-6461.

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