Roger A. Martens

Posted 10/12/21

Roger A. Martens

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Roger A. Martens


HEYWORTH — Roger A. Martens, 84, of Heyworth, and Macks Creek, MO., formerly of Waynesville, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on October 5, 2021, at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.

Services were conducted on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church Bloomington, with Pastor Billy Newell officiating. Burial followed at Randolph Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation was on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, and on Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Carle Hospice.

Roger was born on January 11, 1937, in Bloomington, the son of Virgil and Grace (Schultz) Martens. He married Reta Dagley on November 17, 1956, in Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Reta Martens, Heyworth; children, Roxanne (Martens) Schmid, Heyworth; Ryan (Sherri) Martens, Bloomington; and Roger Reed Martens, Bloomington; grandchildren, Bryanna Schmid; Andrew (Kaylee) Schmid; Katherine (Tristan) Easley; Clayton Martens; Dylan Martens; and Colton Martens, along with longtime friend, Jarrod Campbell, Macks Creek, Mo.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and a son, Russell K. Martens.

Roger farmed all of his adult life in Waynesville and was a security guard at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. He and Reta retired to Missouri raising black angus cattle for 23 years. He was a lifelong member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington.

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