Born: July 10, 1893
Died: March 16, 1965
Marriage: Julia Rabichaud May 24 1921-d. October 19, 1925
|Cletus: April 24, 1922 - October 15, 1924 Drowning|
|Gregory N.: March 13, 1923 - April 5, 2015|
Marriage: to Katherine L. Seavert April 23, 1935
Photo provided by Sr. Mary Christine (George).
|James: October 21, 1935|
|Robert J.: May 15, 1937 - Sept 1, 1995|
|Betty Ann: November 23, 1939|
|Sally: October 7, 1944|
Page 12, Tuesday, October 20, 1925 Marinette Eagle Star
PATHETIC DEATH OF YOUNG LADY
Tragedy entered early into the life of Mrs. C. A. Martens of Coleman, who died Monday afternoon at 4:45 in the M. & M. hospital, this city. She was born September 12, 1900, hence was only 25 years old. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Rabichaud and was Julia Rabichaud before her marriage.
She lost a child by drowning and some time ago she was bitten by a mad dog. An enlargement of the heart was given as the cause of the death of the young wife and mother. The body was removed to the McLain mortuary and this morning was taken to the family home in Coleman. The funeral will be held from St. John the Baptist's church there Thursday morning, the Rev. Father Devries officiating. Interment will be made in the Coleman cemetery. Ten days ago the patient was brought here for treatment.
The survivors are the husband, who is a son of M. Martens, prominent business man of Coleman; a son Gregory, 2 years old; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rabichaud; brother, Earl Rabichaud, this city, and a sister, Mrs. Mose Lacourasiere of this city.
The services will be held at 10 o'clock at the church Thursday morning. The decedent was a member of the Coleman Council of the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters.
Julia Rabichaud Martens (Picture from Sr. Mary)
Thursday, October 22, 1925, Marinette Eagle Star
There was a great outpouring of people this morning in Coleman upon the occasion of the funeral of Mrs. C. A. Martens, a prominent young woman of that community, whose sad death took place in Marinette a few days ago.
There was a solemn Requiem in the St. John the Baptist church, the Rev. Father G. J. DeVries, pastor, being the celebrant; the Rev. Father Costello of Fort Wayne, who is conducting a mission in the church, was deacon, and the Rev. Father Fox was sub-deacon. The edifice was filled to over-flowing with sorrowing friends of the estimable young mother and the sorely bereaved family members.
The bearers of the casket and flowers, the mourners and all who attended the funeral marched from the house to the church, no vehicles of any kind being used, which was out of the ordinary.
J. R. McLain and Addison McLain, morticians of Marinette, directed the funeral.
Marinette Eagle-Star, Tuesday, March 16, 1965
DEATH CLAIMS C.A. MARTENS
POUND- Charles A. Martens, 71, well known retired Pound businessman, died this morning at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wood. He had been ill three years.
Mr. Martens and his brother, Raymond, operated a general merchandise business at Pound from 1923 until he retired in 1961. He was born July 10, 1893, in De Pere and at the age of one moved to Coleman with his parents. He attended Coleman grade school and later St. Norbert College in De Pere. In 1916 he went to Chicago where he was employed by Mandel Brothers Company.
Mr. Martens entered the Army in 1917 and after his discharge returned to Coleman to become employed by his father, the late Matthew Martens, who also operated a general merchandise business. He was a member of St. Leo's Church and the Coleman American Legion.
He married the former Julia Rabischaud in 1921 at Marinette. She died in 1924. On April 23, 1935, he married the former Katherine Seavert in Pound. Surviving with his widow are three sons, James of Phoenix, Ariz., John at Clariton Seminary in Calbasas, Calif., and Gregory of Oconto Falls, and two daughters, Mrs. Brian Smith of Menlo Park, Calif., and Miss Sally Martens of Dallas, Tex.
Also surviving are three brothers, Raymond of Pound, Harry of Coleman and Clement of Green Bay, a sister, Miss Elizabether (Bessie) Martens of Green Bay, and four grandchildren.
The Rev. Arthur E. Hoell will intone the requiem high mass Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Leo's Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Rhodes funeral home in Coleman arfter 4 p.m. Wednesday. The parish rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8:15p.m. Coleman Legion Post will conduct military rites after the church service.
March 19, 1965 Friday, Marinette Eagle Star
FUNERAL Martens - The Rev. Arthur E. Hoell intoned the 10 a.m. requiem high mass Thursday in St. Leo's Church at Pound for Charles A. Martens, well known retired Pound businessman who died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Wood.
Pallbearers were Emery, C. E. and Cecil Maloney, Edward Frank, Richard Kramer Sr., and Edward Beaudoin. Burial was in the church cemetery. Coleman American Legion Post conducted military rites.
Marinette Eagle Star
Thursday, May 5, 1977
SERVICES ARE SET FOR MRS. MARTENS
Her son, the Rev. John Robert Martens of Los Angeles, Calif., will officiate along with the Revs. Thomas Mayefske and Robert Karuhn and other priests. The Rev. Bernie O'Connor, the provincial superior of the Claretian Father and Brothers, will give the homily. There will be no visitation. A parish rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Saturday.
The former Kathrine Seavert was born Dec. 14, 1904 in Pound. She was married to Charles Martens on April 23, 1935 in Pound. He died in 1965. She spent most of her life in the Pound area and was an active member of St. Francis Church until moving to Los Angeles last summer.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William Kelly, Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. Brian Smith, San Francisco, Calif.; two other sons, James Martens, Phoenix, Ariz., and Gregory, Oconto Fall; a sister, Mrs. Andrew Gendron, Coleman; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Fund for the Claretian Nigerian Mission has been established.