Obit: Marten, Lettie M. (1932 2003)

Surames: Marten, Johnson, Knitter, Rymarkiewicz, Heath, Jackson, Ramseier, Walker, Crocker

----Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Marten, Lettie M. (7 Jan. 1932 22 Sept. 2003)

LORETTA -- Lettie M. Marten, 71, Butternut, formerly of Loretta, died Monday, September 22, 2003, at her home in Butternut. She was born on January 7, 1932, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (Johnson) Knitter.

She graduated from High School in Cadott. On July 1, 1950, she married Robert Marten. The couple moved to Loretta in 1968 and then moved to Butternut in 2000. Lettie was a homemaker, worked for the St. Croix Rod Company in Park Falls, the Glenwood School for Boys in Loretta, Boyd's Mason Lake Resort in Fifield, and owned and operated the B&L Tavern with her husband in Loretta.

She is survived by five children: Debra (John) Rymarkiewicz of Cornell; Duane (Jean) Marten of Winter; Douglas Marten of Red Granite; Diane Heath of Butternut; Donald (Sherri) Marten of Prentice; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters: June Jackson of Chippewa; Claire (Lloyd) Ramseier of Cadott; Bonnie (Doug) Johnson of North Branch, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert in 2002, her son Dennis, and her great-granddaughter Molly Marie Walker.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from Calvary Lutheran Church in Loretta. Rev. Brian Crocker will officiate.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

Burial will take place at the Draper Cemetery.

The Novitzke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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