Williamsburg-Patricia Ann Martens was born August 4, 1931 near Oxford, Iowa. The daughter of Willie and Tillie (Feyerbend) Schropp. She attended school in Oxford and graduated from Parnell High School. Pat was united in marriage to Robert E. Martens on September 11, 1951 in Marengo. She was a homemaker raising their children and worked at the Marengo Hospital and later worked at Amana Refrigeration for 11 years. She enjoyed reading, working in her flower gardens, fishing, baking and watching her grandchildren at home in their activities. Pat was a member of the First Lutheran Church north of Conroy. Pat passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 89.
She is survived by four children, Marilyn Kehnemann of Iowa City, Glen (Sylesta) Martens of Wellman, Gene Martens of Durango, CO and Jane (Steve) Knock of Williamsburg; 8 grandchildren, Justin (Noel) Knock, Tara (Eric) Albarran, Jamie (Kurt McAvoy) Knock, Kyle (Linda) Drake, Taci (Steven) Frantz, Kimberly (Richard) Cervantes, Britni Billen, Arissa (Logan) Moeller; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a brother, Dean (Fran) Schropp of Williamsburg, special twin sister, Shirley Meade of Holbrook and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert in 1974, a son Gary Martens and 2 brothers, Willie Schropp and Lloyd Schropp.
Celebration of Life Service will be 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at the First Lutheran Cemetery north of Conroy. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Pat rode to work with me for many years. I knew her as a hard working, caring woman that was truely devoted to her family. I have so many fond memories of Pat and know that you have many of your own . Praying for all the family to hold on to those memories you have as a way of healing from the loss of such a wonderful lady.
Jane and family. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for a blessed rest and peace and confidence in knowing she left her family well and continuing on with life until you meet again.
I remember Patricia as a hard working and joyful mom to her children. She was so proud of her kids and the things they did in school ( her daughter Marilyn was in my class) You are in my thoughts and prayers at the death of this special lady. Margaret Watkins Fett
I send my deepest condolences to my family suffering this loss. I have grown up hearing how sweet my grandmother was. I have heard stories of baking cookies and how special she made all the grandchildren feel. I will forever cherish this stories and keep them close to my heart. Ya'll will be in my prayers.
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