Frank E Martinez, 93, of O’Fallon, IL, born Wednesday, July 27, 1927, in Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.
Frank served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1968 serving WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars and then worked at SAFB in Civil Service. Frank was an honorary member of O’Fallon Lodge #576 AF & AM., 65+ Year member of Wenona Lodge #344 AF & AM of Moberly, MO, Scottish Rite Bodies receiving MSA and Honorary 33rd Degree in 2000 in Pittsburg, PA, Most Wise Master in 1999, Scottish Rite Kitchen Committee Chairman, Ainad Shrine, Legion of Honor, Past President of Dania Shrine Club and Emeritus Ambassador. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of O’Fallon where is served as stand in Head Usher. He loved to play golf and had 4 hole-in-ones over the years. Member of Fleet Reserves and VFW. He loved God, Family and his Country.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Frank and Consuelo, nee Valverde, Martinez
- Henry Martinez
- George Martinez
- Sister: Ophelia Soaib
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Masako ‘Terry’, nee Torri, Martinez of O’Fallon, IL
- Brother: John Martinez of St. Louis, Mo
- Rita Martinez
- Kimasa Sindel
- Dear nieces and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Children’s Dyslexia Center, a Scottish Rite Charity.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 – 12 noon, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL with a Legion of Honor walk-through at 10:20 am followed by the Masonic Service, by O’Fallon Lodge # 576 at 10:30 am.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Long officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. with Honors.