Eugene (1925 - 2006)
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Surnames: Marten, Schmidt, Seefeld, Salter, Bunkelman, Kops
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald, 10/10/06
Marten, Eugene (15 May 1925 - 8 Oct. 2006)
LOYAL -- Eugene Marten, 81, of Loyal died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Colonial Center, Colby.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Spencer. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, North Spencer. The Rev. Rebekah Tarres will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Marten, Janalee Marten, Jordan Marten, Jayme Marten, Michael Salter, Mark Salter and Michalle Abendroth. Honorary pallbearers will be Renee Blazio and Dena Chapman.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Community Funeral Home, Spencer and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Maurina/Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Eugene was born May 15, 1925, in Edgar to William and Elsie (Schmidt) Marten. He attended Abbotsford Schools. Eugene and Arlene Seefeld were married Aug. 30, 1947. She preceded him in death.
Eugene retired from farming in 1988. During that time he also hauled can milk, worked in a cheese factory and worked for Riplinger Box Board Factory and Packaging Corporation in Colby. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards with his friends and spending time with his kids, his grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandchild. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Eugene is survived by his children, Judy (Mike) Salter of Black Creek, Jerry (Dorothy) Marten of Unity and Terry (Sandy) Marten of Auburndale; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mabel Bunkelman of Chippewa Falls; and one brother, William "Bill" (Arlene) Marten of Yucca Valley, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlene; one sister, Lorraine Kops; one brother, Dwaine Marten; and one daughter-in-law, Jean Marten.
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