Carl E. Marten, 78
Carl E. Marten, 78, Mattoon, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his home under the care of Le Royer Hospice.
He was born on March 31, 1936 in Mattoon, the son of the late Charles and Adeline (Kowalske) Marten.
On April 18, 1959, he was united in marriage to Jane Kuehn in Shawano. She survives.
Carl worked at Badger Northland in Kaukauna for 13 years; he then owned and operated Marten Lawn and Garden Center in Appleton for 34 years. After retirement, the couple moved to Mattoon.
He was a founding member of the Apple Creek Snow Ryders Snowmobile Club, the Outagamie Conservation Club Trap Team and St. John Lutheran Church, Mattoon.
Carl enjoyed hunting with his boys, 4-wheeling with his boys and grandchildren, fishing, cutting lumber on the sawmill with his brother and being in the outdoors.
He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Marten, Mattoon; two sons, Dennis (Julie) Marten, Hortonville and Doug Marten, Freedom; four grandchildren, Kendra (Brad) Marten, Jenna Marten, Travis Marten and Tyler (Mackenzie) Marten; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Emmett Marten; one brother, Bill (Gail) Marten, Mattoon and two sisters, Vera (James) Williams, Mattoon and Linda (Butch) Lundin, Muskego.
He is also survived by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Mattoon. Rev. Dean Bertsch will officiate.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Township of Hutchins, Shawano County. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9am until the time of the service at the church.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences and memories may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.