Born: April 22, 1911
Died: May 15, 1977
Marriage: Mary (Harriet) Ebert on June 8, 1935 Died: Feb. 21, 2015
|Shirley : January 24, 1936|
|Joanne: August 16, 1938|
|Barbara: May 15, 1942|
|Patricia: September 8, 1945|
|Anthony: January 8, 1953|
Mary Lerich (better known as Harriet nee Martens). Mother along with longtime friend of my dad's Allen Gendron , were Grandmarshalls for the 100 year anniversary of Coleman, 2004. Mother is 85 and Allen is 92 yrs of age. Mother is still very active in the community of Coleman. She is wearing an original period dress and hat.
June 11, 1935 Marinette Eagle Star
MARY EBERT IS WED TO CLARENCE MARTENS HERE LAST SATURDAY
Another June wedding took place in St. John's Catholic church here, Saturday morning when Miss Mary Ebert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Ebert of Oconto, became the bride of Clarence Martens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Martens of this village.
The bride was attired in a gown of white satin with cap effect veil and corresponding accessories and wore a corsage bouquet of roses. She was attended by Miss Ursula Martens, who wore a gown of peach satin, with accessories to match and carried an arm bouquet of mixed flowers. Claire Martens attended the groom.
The couple were united in marriage by the Rev. J. Therien, pastor of St. John's at an eight o'clock mass.
A wedding supper was served at the home of the groom's parents to sixty relatives and close friends of the families. The couple will make their home here. In the evening a well attended dance was held in Scheuren's hall, the evening being also the silver wedding anniversary of the groom's parents.
Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. George Martens of Stevens Point; Mrs. Edward Daley and twin daughters, Green Bay; Mrs. and Mrs. Edward Boville and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boville and family, and Lawrence Boville, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rice and Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Brault, New London; Mrs. Anna Dressen, Milwaukee and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Saucier, Miss Murry, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Junco and Mrs. Clara Junco, all of Oconto.
Mary "Harriet" (Martens) Lerich
(Martens) Lerich, 96, of Coleman died peacefully in Green Bay Surrounded by
her family February 21, 2015. She was born June 30, 1918. A beloved wife,
mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Harriet was raised by her grandmother
Junco and grew up in Oconto. After meeting Clarence Martens on a blind date,
the two later married and lived in Coleman, where she became a longtime resident
and unofficial “town historian.” She remembered everyone’s
name, marriages and children, greeting them on her daily walks. Treasured
by friends and family for her outgoing ways, Harriet was involved in every
community event, from parades to fireworks, and was passionate about travel,
polka dancing, playing cards and cooking with the school and church ladies.
“I have lived a very full life and I have no regrets,” said Harriet
on May 20, 2013. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, grandmother,
half sister, and husbands, Clarence Martens and John Lerich. She is survived
by children Shirley Gruender (Tom), Joann Brosig (Gary), Barbara Paprocki
(Henry), Patricia Hudziak (James Stellmaker), Anthony Martens (Nancy), fourteen
grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren
and countless friends. The family will greet relatives and friends at the
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main St., Coleman Wednesday, Feb. 25th
from 9 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman at 10:30 A.M. with Father Celestine Byekwaso
officiating. Harriet will be placed to rest at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Shrine
of The Good Shepherd, Green Bay. Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express