Russell K. Martens

CLINTON — Russell K. Martens, 60, of Clinton, passed away at 2:05 p.m. on January 23, 2020, at his family residence, Clinton.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton, with Pastor Chuck Bahn officiating.  Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth.  Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Russell was born on July 6, 1959, in Bloomington, Ill., the son of Roger A. and Reta (Dagley) Martens.  He married Sherrie Hazel on November 11, 1989, in Bloomington.

Survivors include his parents, Roger A. and Reta Martens, Mack Creek, Mo.; partner, Susan E. Huffman, Clinton; children, Katherine (Tristan) Easley, Macon, Ill.; Clayton Martens, Clinton;  Andrew J. (Shaye) Huffman, Wapella; and Ashley Huffman, Clinton; grandchildren, Wylien James Easley and Westyn Kent Easley; Avery and Adlyn Smith; and Talon and Karsyn Huffman; sister, Roxanne (Martens) Schmid, Heyworth; brothers, Ryan (Sherri) Martens, Bloomington, and Reed Martens, Bloomington. He also is  survived by several nieces and nephews.

Russell worked at Wallace Press for 30 years and was currently employed at PTC Alliance, Fairbury.  He was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington.  Russell was a die-hard Cardinals fan.  He enjoyed watching the “Andy Griffith Show.”

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