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Gary Martens

Battle Creek

Age 80, died at his home on Wednesday April 1, 2015. Gary was born in Charlotte, Michigan on August 2, 1934 to the late James and Gladys (Decker) Martens. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Maxine Noble, and both of his children, Michael Martens and Jennifer Anderson. Gary attended Bellevue High School and started cutting hair at the age of 14. He later went on to graduate from Flint Barber School. In the 1950's he started his own barbershop, Suburban Barbershop in Lakeview, which he owned and operated until he retired. Even after retirement, Gary continued to cut hair in his home. He was an avid golfer, poker player and enjoyed trap and skeet shooting. Gary was a meticulous landscaper and his yard showed off his skill. He was a family man and enjoyed hosting family gatherings.

Gary leaves to cherish his memory, grandchildren, Sean and Gary Anderson; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Aubrey Anderson; brother, James (Phyllis) Martens; sister, Marlene (Victor) Sternberg; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Bedford Cemetery, 21962 Bedford Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49017, on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

Arrangements are being handled by: Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home - 917 S. Burdick St. - Kalamazoo, MI 49001. 269-343-2628.



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on May 24, 2015
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