Alvin H. Martens

Aug. 30, 1926 – Aug. 10, 2010

Alvin H. Martens of Mukwonago passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at his home at age 83. He was born Aug. 30, 1926, the son of the late Edward and Jennie Martens.

Al married Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Booth) on July 24, 1948, at her family homestead in Saylesville. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Mukwonago and enjoyed working in the yard and making toys for his grandchildren out of wood.

Al will be sadly missed by his wife and special sweetheart, Betty of Mukwonago. He was the cherished father of Rebecca "Becky" Krueger of Waukesha and Harold "Hal" (Mary) Martens of Eagle; grandfather of Brian (Katherine) Holsclaw, Mark (Kelly) Holsclaw, Margaret Holsclaw, Keith (Linda Kobs) Martens and Jennifer (Tom) Christiansen; great-grandfather of Tyrin, Nicholas, Ashton, Lucas, Andrew, Olivia and Langdon; and stepgrandfather to Char (Gary) Jasinski, Deidre (John) Mead and Renee (Greg) Grinker and their families. He is also survived by his brother, Roger (Sheila) Martens, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Al was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Alan Krueger; brother, Ralph; and a sister, Marion Lueck.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Aug. 15, at the First Congregational Church, 231 Roberts Drive, Mukwonago, with the Rev. Rick Hartley officiating. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Mukwonago (please meet at the cemetery).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to their grandchildren, Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice and Dr. Paul LeMarbre and staff Deb and Natalie for the kind, compassionate care with Al.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the First Congregational Church of Mukwonago.

For the online obituary and guest registry, go to Mealy’s Funeral Home in Eagle, 594-2442, is assisting the family.

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