Obituary: Elizabeth Martz


Elizabeth “Liz” A. Martz, 92, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at Senior Star Memory Care. Cremation will take place, with a private graveside service planned at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Sweetland United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at

Elizabeth was born May 18, 1929, to Lars and Freida Holmquist in Marshalltown. She graduated from Augustana College as a Registered Nurse. Elizabeth was united in marriage to Weldon “Weldy” Martz on June 16, 1951, in Marshalltown. She assisted as a farmwife for Weldy in Muscatine County, where they farmed throughout his whole life. She and her husband were longtime members of Sweetland United Methodist Church in Sweetland. In Elizabeth’s free time, she enjoyed cooking, arranging flowers, and sewing.

Elizabeth will be missed by her daughters, Cindy Martz and Sue Strom; grandchildren: Dr. Steve (Shauna) Strom and Sherry (Mike) Stone; and great-grandchildren: Caleb, Kyla, Cadence, Camdyn, and Canon. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Weldy, in 2015; and her two sisters, Marilyn and Helen.


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