Stanley Charles Martens, 93
Stanley Charles Martens, age 93 of Portsmouth, IA, passed away on December 10, 2022, at Elm Crest in Harlan, IA.
He was born on October 11, 1929, to Honas and Vera (Downey) Martens in Persia, Iowa. Stanley attended grade school at Country School west of Persia. After finishing the 8th grade, he stayed at home to help on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Joan Stamp on January 22, 1950. After that they moved to the farm near Portsmouth, Iowa which was still his present home until his death.
Stanley enjoyed farming, gardening, his family, and visiting with people. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, his parents, 2 brothers, and his son-in-law Kent Morgan He is survived by his four children: Terry (Debra) Martens of Ames, Steve (Brenda) Martens of Nashville, TN, Deb Morgan of Harlan, and Lynn (Diane) Martens of Portsmouth; his 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, December 13, at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. Future inurnment in the Valley View Cemetery, Persia, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future charitable donations.