Robert H. “Bob” Martens, 84, of Owasso, OK passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home. Bob was born on July 20, 1935 in Manson, IA. The son of Gerhart F. and Verona A. (Knierim) Martens. He attended the Pocahontas High School graduating with the class of 1954. He married Grace (Johnson) Martens and to this union 5 children were born. Bob spent most of his working life as a LP/Fertilizer sales manager, working with Thermogas/MAPCO, Inc. for 45 years. On June 7, 1984 he was united in marriage to Gerry (West) Martens. They made their home in Owasso, OK and have been faithful members of St. Henry Catholic Church. Bob had a strong
Christian faith and love for his family. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time in the yard and mowing the neighborhood park.
Those he leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include his wife Gerry of almost 36 years.
9 children; Jon (Diane) Martens of Atlantic, IA, Janet (Ron) Reed of Wiota, IA, Mark (Christy)
Martens of Wiota, IA, Malinda (Tim) Bruns of Atlantic, IA, Jim (Suzanne) Martens of Des Moines,
IA, Steve (Jo) West of Collinsville, OK, Robyn (Steve) Howell of Broken Arrow, OK,
Sandy (Jack) Kirkpatrick of Tulsa, OK, Rhonda (Randy) Seward of Houston, TX,
17 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, 2 sisters Phyllis Ekstrand of Evanston, IL, Carol Lee of
Middleton, WI and 1 brother George Martens of Ames, IA, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Krueger, brother Dean Martens and great-
granddaughter Maggie Zaiger.
A private family funeral mass will be held at St. Henry Catholic Churchin Owasso with Father Matt LaChance officiating. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
The family request that memorial contributions be made in Bob’s memory to St. Henry Catholic Church or
American Heart Association.