Born: January 12, 1882

Died: August 19, 1951

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Marriage: Eva Boville in June 8, 1910 Coleman, WI

Clarence: April 22, 1911 - May 15, 1977
Marcella: September 23, 1912 - October 15, 1914
Robert: January 2, 1918 - November 24, 2013
Bernice: October 14, 1921- August 25, 1994
Luella: April 30, 1928
Duane: December 30, 1932 - August 1985
Louis, Eva Wedding Pic
OBIT: Marinette Eagle Star
December 27, 1945, Thursday.

MRS. MARTENS, Coleman, Dead
Coleman - Mrs. Louis Martens, 53, of Coleman died unexpectedly at 2 a.m., today at St. Vincent's hospital in Green Bay. She had been ill only one day.

The former Eva Boville was born in Watersmeet, MI, November 16, 1892 and came to Coleman in 1907 with her parents. On June 8, 1910 she married Mr. Martens in Coleman. He operates a store here.

Surviving her are her husband, her father, Mitchell Boville of Coleman; three sons, Clarence, Robert and Duane, all of Coleman; and two daughters, Mrs. Larry Wiltzius of Coleman and Luella at home. Also surviving are five brothers, David and Louis of Coleman, Lawrence and Edward of Milwaukee and Pvt. Willard in China with the armed forces; Two sisters, Mrs. Frank Rice and Mrs. Lucien Brault of New London; and eight grand-children.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Therien officiating. The remains will be taken from the Neveu-Rhodes mortuary to the residence Friday afternoon. The rosary will be recited Friday at 8 p.m., at the residence. The remains will be taken to the Crivitz mansoleum and be placed there until spring when interment will be made in the church cemetery.

Louis Martens, Coleman, Dead (Monday, August 20, 1951 Marinette Eagle Star)

Had Resided There for Fifty-Two Years

Coleman-Louis A. Martens, 69, prominent Coleman business man and a resident of that place for the past 52 years, died at 9:55 a.m., Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He had been in for six weeks and submitted to surgury August 14.

Mr. Martens had been in the general merchandise business at Coleman since 1899 when he became associated with his father.

Following the death of his father in 1940, he purchased the business from the estate and operated it until 1949 when it was sold to his son, Clarence. He had been employed by his son at Martens Market until his illness.

Church Organist for Years: Born January 12, 1882 in DePere, Mr. Martens came to Coleman with his parents in 1898. He was employed at the Bolles sawmills for a year before entering the merchandise business. He was organist at St. John the Baptist church for many years. He married the former Eva Boville June 8, 1910 at that church. She died in 1945.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters. They are Clarence, Robert and Duane Martens and Mrs. Larry Wiltzius of Coleman and Mrs. Bernard Peitijean of Milwaukee. Other survivors are four brothers, Ray and Charles of Pound, Harry of Coleman and Clement of Green Bay; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Simino of Coleman, Miss Bessie Martens and Mrs. Edward Daley of Green Bay; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral on Wednesday: The Rev. A. S. Leque will be celebrant of the 9 o'clock requiem mass Wednesday morning at St. John's church and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Rhodes funeral home from 10 a.m., Tuesday until the hour of the service Wednesday. The parish rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral chapel.

Coleman business places will be closed from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in respect to Mr. Martens.