Martin L. Angevine

Born: Mon., Sep. 2, 1918
Died: Thu., Mar. 7, 2013


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Mar. 18, 2013
Location: Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd, Geneseo

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 18, 2013
Location: Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd, Geneseo

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Martin L. “Marty” Angevine, 94, of Geneseo passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at The Woodrigde Assisted Living Facility where he had been residing.  A Funeral Service celebrating his life will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, March 18, 2013 at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo, IL.  Rev. Bruce Bergthold will officiate.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation for Marty will be held 9:30-11:00 AM (1 ½ hours prior to the service) Monday, March 18th at the Funeral Home.  Memorials m ay be made to the First Congregational Church of Geneseo.

Marty was born on September 2, 1918 to Loch and Florence (Hornecker) Angevine in Osco Township.  He was united in marriage to Odetta Wayne on June 28, 1942 in Geneseo.  She preceded him in death in 1999.  Marty farmed in Osco Township all his life.  He owned and operated The Geneseo Cattle Co., and also bought hogs for Swift and Co. of Chicago.  He was a director and Chairman of the Board of The State Bank of Osco for 37 years, as well as a director and founder of the Illini Beef Packers.  

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Geneseo, Stewart Lodge No. 92 and the Mohammaed Shrine Temple in Peoria.  He was also a 4th Ward Alderman in the 1960’s in Geneseo.  Marty enjoyed baseball and pro football. He raced harness horses and enjoyed fishing in Canada.

Martin is survived by 1 daughter: Lynne Wilder, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 1 son-in-law and spouse: Charles (Laura) Palmer);  1 granddaughter: Ashley (Matt) Lindsay, Fort Lauderdale, FL; 1 grandson: Patrick (Paula) Wilder, Eldridge, IA; and 5 great grandchildren: Luke, Griffin, and Claire Wilder and Charlie and Case Lindsay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Odetta, his daughter, Karen Palmer; and his brother Lyall Angevine.

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jim swanson
   Posted Fri March 08, 2013
a good friend of my family for a long time. peace be with you. js

Jeff and Nancy Lang
   Posted Fri March 08, 2013
Pat and Paula, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Grace and Peace, Jeff, Nancy & Colby

David & Jennifer Mehmert
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Pat & Paula we are praying for your family during this difficult time.

Cary (Klemmer) Garner
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have so many good memories of our old neighborhood and growing up together. Please know I'm thinking of you and praying for your heart to heal.

Dianna Anderson
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
I've had the pleasure of delivering Marty's mail since he moved to Woodridge, and it really has been a pleasure! He was usually waiting for my arrival by the front door or community room with a smile on his face and a few kind words. I will certainly miss him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Bonnie (Bestor) Morgan
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
Lynn ... I am so sorry to hear of Marty's passing. I have such fond memories of growing up and the neighborhood get-togethers. Marty (and your Mom) were always right there! Jack and I are in Florida for a few more weeks so unfortunately we won't be able to pay our respects in person. And because we aren't home, I'm not sure if Dad will attend alone. BUT he still surprises me with what he does .... So who knows!!! Please pass my sympathy's to Patrick and your entire family. My thoughts are with you this next week. Please stay in touch. Bonnie

Robn "Weber" Pardus
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Marty's passing. I knew him well with the harness racing field. He was a really great guy. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness.

Deb (Penney) Klemmer
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
What a loss for those of us who had the pleasure to know him. My Mother and father were friends and I have had the pleasure of knowing Marty most of my life. I also have enjoyed him while being the Activity Director at Woodridge. He brought smiles to all with his comments!! He so enjoyed his fishing trips with Pat and his family. He loved his family and the last conversation we had was about you all! I am sorry for you all but happy he was blessed by leaving this world quickly. I will miss the man and that special chuckle. Sympathy to you all.

Jean Marie (Pritchard) Falk
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Dear Lynn and Patrick, and the Angevine Family,
I have such fond memories of your family throughout my childhood and young adulthood, expecially of your Dad's laughter and generous greetings in your kitchen and den of your Pearl Street home, as well at Sunday School and church services! My prayers and thoughts are with you, and hope to see you during visitation and service on Monday, weather permitting. I can still hear your giggles, Lynn, shaking the pews at First Congregational Church!! Your Dad was more than a father figure to me, as your parents welcomed me so graciously into your family. For these reasons, I will be eternally grateful for each sleepover and spontaneous visit we shared together. May you find peace that you were, and always will be, a perfect daughter, sister, and friend.


Bill Hanford
   Posted Mon March 18, 2013
Dear Lynn and Family, Growing up in the neighborhood and friend of the family since before I was born Marty was one of the greatest. Always a quick hello and friendly smile. I loved his quick dry sense of humor and sharp bark when he was starting to laugh. I am so sorry to have missed the services. Kathy and I were out of town and I saw the service information just minutes ago. Lynn, thanks for watching me when my parents were probably out somewhere with yours or someone else from the old gang. Marty was one of those guys that made things happen and one you always enjoyed being around. We will all miss him and we are all better for having had a chance to share a part of life on earth with him. God Bless. Warmest personal regards, Bill Hanford

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