Services for John J. Martens, 93, of Nampa, who died at home Sunday, June 29, will be held at 2
p.m. Thursday at the
404 Nectarine St., Nampa.
Manor. She died in
The Rev. Victor Schulze will officiate.
Burial will follow
at the Hillcrest Memorial
under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mr. Martens was born April 10, 1893, at
Scribner, Neb., to Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Martens.
later moved to Idaho
and farmed in American Falls.
He married Meta C. Fedler on Feb. 27, 1917, at
In 1921, they moved to the
Nampa, where they farmed until moving
to another farm in the Lone Star community.
Mrs. Martens died Jan. 16, 1973.
married Pearl Grove April 20, 1974, at
and they made their home in the Lone Star community until
1980, when they moved into the Sunnyridge
He was a member of the Zion
He loved fishing,
playing horseshoes and bowling.
He was awarded the
inspirational award by the Nampa Bowling Association in
survived by three daughters, Bertha Rumpel and Mildred
Barham, both of Meridian, and
Esther Phillips of Anaheim, Calif.; two sons, Lewis Martens of Comox, B.C., Canada, and Leonard Martens of Nampa; a
stepdaughter, Elizabeth Windbigler of
Mont.; a stepson, Benton Grove of
Nampa; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; five
step-grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.
He was preceded
in death by a son, two sisters, seven brothers and a
Memorials may be made to the Sunnyridge Manor Health Care
Sunnybrook Drive, Nampa 83651; the Zion Lutheran
Church, 404 Nectarine St., Nampa 83651;
or a favorite charity.
Friends may call at the Nampa Alsip chapel today
until 9 p.m., on Wednesday until 9 p.m., on Thursday from 8
a.m. to noon, and at the church from 1 p.m. until time of