Lula M. ‘Lou’ Marten
July 17, 1942 — Jan. 6, 2016

Lula J. 'Lou' MartenLula M. “Lou” Marten of Wales died on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 73 years. Lou was born on July 17, 1942, the daughter of Leonard and Edna Eckelberg.

On June 10, 1961, she married the love of her life, Louis Marten. She was a longtime member of the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wales. Lou worked at Woodland Health Center as a CNA for 15 years. After retiring, she worked part-time at Country Pride. She was an avid Brewers fan and gardener. Lou was a great cook, baker and canned what she would grow. She enjoyed polka music, the Hartford Station, reading and word searches. Her greatest joy was spending time with her daughters and granddaughters.

Lou will be deeply missed by her daughters Laurie (Reuben) Roe of Oconomowoc and Lynn (Brent) Bartlett of Dousman; mother, Edna Eckelberg; and granddaughters Autumn and Emily; siblings Arthur Eckelberg, Judy Kuehl, Leonard “Jr.” (Patty) Eckelberg, Gary (Patty) Eckelberg, Thomas (Lori) Eckelberg, Sue Ann (Dale) Stickney and Karl (Jane) Eckelberg. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; husband; brother-in-law Gary Kuehl; and sister-in-law Sara Eckelberg.

The visitation for Lou will be held on Sunday, January 10, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the 3:00 p.m. funeral service at the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 470 N. Oak Crest Dr., Wales, WI 53183. The Rev. Dr. Neil Rand will be officiating. Burial will be held at Salem Cemetery in Wales privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (see address above).

The family would like to thank Shorehaven (Summercreek) staff and the staff at AngelsGrace for the care and compassion they gave to Lou.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit