THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rev. Lathan Duncan officiated at funeral services on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay at 11:30 a.m., for Patsy Martens, 72, Village of Howard.
Friends called at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial was in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. She died Wednesday, Oct. 31 at a Green Bay hospital following a short illness.
Born March 1, 1940 in Menominee to Floyd and Mary (Kulick) Bellisle, she attended Green Bay West High School. On Sept. 5, 1959 she married Ronald Martens at St. Jude Catholic Church in Green Bay.
She was employed at Gold Bond Ice Cream for many years and later at Eileens Candy, until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at her cottage up north and traveling to Alabama for the winter months. She liked bowling, fishing, knitting, crocheting, going to craft shows and chatting with the girls before work.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald; four children, Kathy (Bob) Wosnig, Karen (Mark) Poirier, Kim (fiance, Rick Zwaschka) Martens and Kevin Martens; eight grandchildren; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd, jr. and Mary Bellisle, Richard and Marilyn Bellisle, Jack and Sue Bellisle and Tom and Karen Bellisle; three sisters-in-law, Judy Olson, Carol (Ken) Pamperin and Sandy (Mike) Schmidt and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald, jr.; a grandson, Michael John Poirier; a sister, Joan Rousseau and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Rita Martens.