Louise V. Martens

Louise V. Martens died peacefully Feb. 9, 2009, at the age of 99. She was a long time resident of the Cedar Lake Campus where she has been lovingly taken care of for the past eleven years.

Louise was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Grafton, where she participated in quilting, greeting and hospitality. She was known for her warm smile and endless supply of kisses. She was loved and cherished by all who knew her, her faith was strong, her love endless, and she was truly a child of God.

Louise was born in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Fred and Alice Groleau on Aug. 17, 1909. She married Edward Martens on Sept. 15, 1928. They had three children: Patricia Biedenbender-Leaman, Edward (Vicki) and Robert (Dorothy).

She is survived by her beloved daughter Patricia; grandchildren, Crystal (Jim) Berg, Donna (Paul) Ohm, Dan (Traci) Biedenbender, and Steve (Debbie) Biedenbender; great-grandchildren, Angela Ambroziak, DJ Berg, Andrea (Zach) Schultz, Tricia Ohm, Patty (Eric) Gitter, Rebecca (Jeremiah) Quirk, LeAnne Berg, Nick Biedenbender, Julia and Dani Biedenbender and great-great grandchildren, Taylor and Scott Schultz and Brayden Ambroziak. She is also survived by her sister Elayne La Court of Green Bay and 22 more grandchildren and great grandchildren out of the area.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward, son Robert, and two sons-in-law: Dale Biedenbender and John Leaman.

Visitation will be held on from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (Lakefield), Grafton with a service to follow. Memorials can be directed to St. Johnís Lutheran Church or Cedar Community in West Bend.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family. 377-6816.