Martin H. Saathoff

July 28, 1923 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 97)


Martin H. Saathoff, 97, passed away at 3:21 am on February 10, 2021 at Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab in Savoy.

Martin was born on July 28, 1923 in Rantoul, Illinois, the son of Henry and Justine Saathoff. He married Bernice Sparrow on December 31, 1957 and she preceded him in death on June 2001.

He worked for Burnham Hospital for many years and retired in 1986. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Champaign. He loved the Chicago Cubs, spending time with his grandchildren, being outdoors and fishing, and Dunkin Donuts coffee!

Survivors include six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, one granddaughter, two sisters, and one brother.

There will be a graveside service at 11 am, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Mount Hope Mausoleum in Urbana with Pastor Jeremy Sander officiating. Due to the COVID pandemic, masks will be required.

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Graveside Service
February 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Mount Hope Mausoleum, Urbana


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