Martin W. Johnson

Martin W. Johnson, 85, of 236 Payson st., died at Kewanee Public Hospital at 12:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 1973. He was born in New Windsor Feb. 21, 1888, the son of Nels F. and Mathilda Johanson Johnson. He was a wholesale grocery salesman and also was employed by Brown, Lynch, Scott & Co. in Kewanee for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Zion Lutheran Church. He was married to Sarah Brooks in Rock Island Feb. 24, 1909. She died Sept 8, 1951. He later married Mildred Abbott March 28, 1954 in Cambridge, and she survives, along with a son, Keith E. Johnson, and a daughter, Mr. Delbert (Kathryn) Sturgeon, both of Kewanee; six grandchildren; six great-grandchilren and a sister, Miss Marie Johnson of Galesburg. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Creamer Funeral Home with the Rev. P. Daniel Fant officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens. There will be no calling hours. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. Note: Martin's first wife was Sara A. (not Sarah) Brooks.

- "Kewanee Star-Courier", Aug. 11, 1973

- Contributed by Tracy Johnson and Susie Martin-Rott