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Earl R. Martzke Grand Rapids Formerly of Grand Ledge Mr. Earl R. Martzke of Grand Rapids, MI, formerly of Grand Ledge, MI passed away on March 28, 2012 at the age of 88. He was born April 1, 1923 in Grand Ledge, son of Theodore and Flora (Post) Martzke. Earl was a graduate of Grand Ledge High School, Class of 1940; a retired accountant for the John Bean Company and a Veteran of WWII, serving with the U.S. Army 6th U.S. Calvary. He was an Elder at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grand Ledge and Bethel Lutheran Church of Grandville; a charter member and life member of the Grand Ledge VFW Post 3293; member of the Cole-Briggs American Legion Post 48, Grand Ledge; an active member and past president of the Grand Ledge High School Band Boosters; former member of Grand Ledge Jaycees, and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He is survived by his sons Dr. Rich (Tina) Martzke of Grand Ledge and Dr. Gary (Laura) Martzke of Grandville, MI; grandchildren: Justin, Adam (Sarah), Nathan (Angelie), Andrew (Heather), Jason (Michele), Ian Martzke, and Caitlin (Justin) Groeneveld; 1 great grandchild, Jacob Martzke, 1 niece and 1 nephew. He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Jean and brother Edward Martzke. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home in Grand Ledge, with Pastor Dawn Donato of the Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Military Graveside services will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. Visitations will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or the in memory of Earl Martzke. Online condolences may be made to www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 30, 2012
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