Clipped From The Malvern Leader
Service* Held Ay Fo^Mr*. *. Marten* Funeral service* for Mr*. fia Sp*eftt Marten* wsre fteM Tuesday mornffti « 1«:8» it the home erf h«r daatfctef , Mrt. Hi** Rodaway where she passed away SaMay mornlni. Ret. L. ft. Bo>bftt conducted the ttmces and Mrs. F. ft. chantry sanf. ffce body was takes t6 Otoe, Nebr. for burial. the following life sketch was given: Minna Speeht wag boris to Milt- leberg, German*, March 1«» I84fr. She grew to young womanhood there and was married to Magnus Martens tft October, 1874. In 1884 they, With their two sons, Carl and Henry, Immigrated to America. The family located in Otoe county, Nebr. and made their home there tot many years. Here the three younger children. Fred, Mary, and John, were born. Her husband preceded net In death in February, 192?, and one son, Fred, patted away in January, 1919. Also one grandson, Bennle Rodaway, in November, 1930. She was a member of the German Lutheran church and was confirmed in childhood. In 1930 the came to Iowa to make her home with her dattgh* ter and family. for several years her health has been failing and she passed away quietly Sunday morning, Nov. 26, 1933 at about 6 o'clock, at the age of eighty-four years, eight months, and nine days. She leaves to mourn her loss, three sons, Carl Martens of Trltn une, Kan., Henry Martens of Dunhar, Nebr., John Martens of Otoe, Nebr., one daughter, Mary Rodaway, of Malrern, and seven grandchildren, other relatives and & host of friends.