Donald J. Martens, Palmyra, WI, (1931-2014)
June 21, 1931 - July 18, 2014
Donald J. Martens, age 83, of Palmyra, WI, died on July 18, 2014, at Fairhaven in Whitewater. Donald was born on June 21, 1931, son of the late John and Leona Martens. Donald is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and was very proud and dedicated to his service. He was a member of the Palmyra Methodist Church, the American Legion Thomas Holcomb Post 304 and the Palmyra Masonic Lodge #68. Donald served on the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed driving school bus during his retirement.
Donald is survived by his children, Robin Martens and Kim (Mark) Murn; daughter-in-law, Lynn Martens (spouse of Jeff); grandchildren: Matthew (Andie), Jacob (Shaina), Michael (Tanya), Alex, Haley, Courtney, Emily, and Allison; sisters, Glenice (Vincent) Rychlewski and Frances (Roger) Tuttle. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; son, Jeff; brothers; Dale, Marvin, and Arthur; sisters: Evelyn, Inez, Geraldine, and Helen.
A Funeral service for Donald will be held on Friday July 25, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Steven Blyth officiating at HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOMES, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, WI. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Donald will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery of Palmyra, WI, following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Donald’s name to the Palmyra Methodist Church, 122 N. 5th Street, Palmyra, WI. An online guest registry may be found at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOMES assisted the family with Donald’s arrangements. 262-495-2127.