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Gerald D. Martens


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Gerald D. Martens Obituary
Gerald Dwayne Martens, 56, New Haven, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Mercy Hospital Washington.

Dwayne, son of the late Gerald Martens and wife Kathryn, nee Freeman, was born March 8, 1962, in San Diego, Calif. He was the husband of Sheila Martens, nee Pointer. They were united in marriage June 11, 2005, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven.

Dwayne was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ and the Sons of the American Legion. He worked for many years for Metalcraft Enterprises. He also bartended at both Hagie's 19 in Union and the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington, where he got to know a lot of people. Dwayne was an MSHSAA umpire. He umpired softball and baseball games for the American Legion and high school games. He loved to fish and was a St. Louis Cardinals and New Haven Shamrocks fan. He also drove the bus and worked the scoreboard and time clock for the East Central Rebels basketball team.

Dwayne is survived by his wife, Sheila, New Haven; one brother, Robert Martens, Rolla; one brother-in-law, Mike Pointer and wife Cindy, New Haven; three nephews, Jaymes Martens, Skylar Southern and Andrew Pointer; two nieces, Ciarria Martens and Ashley Southern; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Anna Southern; and one niece, Kayla Pointer.

Visitation was held Wednesday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services were held Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. David Poe officiating.

Memorials may be given to the New Haven Athletic Association or New Haven American Legion Baseball, in care of Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

Arrangements were in care of Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Published in The Missourian on May 5, 2018
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