Martin F. Koleno Sr., 91, of Lake Wales, Fla., Brownstown, Ill., and Woodruff, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, of heart failure.
He was born July 12, 1921, in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of the Woodruff Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Koleno was preceded in death by Dorothy, his wife of 57 years, and a daughter Carol Ann.
He is survived by his wife, Edith; six sons, Martin Jr., Thomas, Timothy, Anthony, Christopher and Daniel; five daughters, Theresa, Patricia, Elizabeth, Mary and Dorothy; 29 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.