Obituary – Ralph Martin

Last Updated on January 8th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny


Ralph C. Martin, age 81, of Princeton died Monday at home.

A private graveside service will be held.

He was born December 22, 1936 in Bradford, the son of William and Hattie (Sullivan) Martin. He married Janice Katkus in July 1970 in Rockford. She survivies in Princeton.

Also surviving are 6 children: Jeffery Martin of southern Illinois, Jacqueline Tarquin of South Carolina, Jennifer Hansel of Tennessee, Kelli Chase Plotz of Geneva, Jim Chase of Ohio, Illinois and Sheri Chase-White of Arizona; 11 grandchildren and one sister, Mildred Sidebottom. He was preceded by his parents and one sister.

He was a Tiskilwa High School graduate and an operating engineer at Advanced Asphalt for over 30 years. He was a member of the Princeton Moose and Elks.

Grant- Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton is in charge of arrangements.