Charles August

Born: July 10, 1893

Died: March 16, 1965

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Mr. Martens entered the Army in 1917 WWI

Marriage: Julia Rabichaud May 24 1921-d. October 19, 1925

Cletus: April 24, 1922 - October 15, 1924 Drowning
2nd Lieut. B-17 Flying Fortress bombardier in the 351st Bombardment Group WWII
Gregory N.: March 13, 1923 - April 5, 2015

Marriage: to Katherine L. Seavert April 23, 1935

Charles at 16.
Photo provided by Sr. Mary Christine (George).
James: October 21, 1935
2nd Lieut. B-17 Flying Fortress bombardier in the 351st Bombardment Group WWII
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


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
Bearers and Mourners March in Processional at Funeral of Mrs. C. A. Martens Today.

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.

Unusual Cortege.
The casket was borne from the family residence to the church, a block distant, by Fred and Arthur Wolfe, Julius Neveu, M. Duquaine, Chester Case, and Earl Van. At the close of the services, the same men bore the casket to the grave in the cemetery adjoinging the edifice. The honorary bearers were members of the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, to which the decedent belonged, and they also had charge of the flowers. They were Mrs. Frank Hammes, Mrs. Mary Thibodeau, Mrs. Josephine Graner, Mrs. Barbara Van Zanlfin, Mrs. George Maloney, Mrs. Susie Nevew, Mrs. Frank Thompson and Mrs. John Thompson. The Lena Legion Auxiliary sent a delegation to attend the obsequies, Mrs. Maratens having been a member of the Auxiliary. In addition to the many beautiful flowers, there were 100 spiritual bouquets.

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.

From Away
People from a distance who attended the obsequies included Mr. and Mrs. George Martens, Menominee; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Beauloin; Mrs. and Mrs. Arndt Beauloin, Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Rabichaud and son Earl (parents and brother), Marinette, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Lacoursiere (sister), Marinette; Mrs. Frank Semineau, Mrs. Ben semineau, Jesse Edward Semineau, Two Rivers; Mrs. and Mrs. George Nerbun, Menominee; Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe, Iron Mountain, Mrs. Delia Beaudoin, Two Rivers.

Marinette Eagle-Star, Tuesday, March 16, 1965


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

POUND - Services for Mrs. Kathrine Martens, 72, a former Pound resident who died Monday in California, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis catholic Church in Pount.

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.