Obit: Dolores Martens


Dolores Dorothy Martens, 91, of Durant, died on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Heritage at Fox Run in Council Bluffs.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home in Durant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in her memory.

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Dolores was born in rural Durant on June 13, 1927 to Gilbert and Verna (Johannsen) Martens.

Dolores graduated from Durant High School in 1945. She retired from Schneckloth Lumber Company in Durant where she was a bookkeeper for 55 years.

She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Durant and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Dolores is survived by her sister Lois Wirth of Council Bluffs, three nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.