March 18, 1929-April 15, 2013
MARSHALL – Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Maertens, 84, of Marshall will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a CCW Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
Dorothy died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall.
Dorothy Marie Maertens was born March 18, 1929, in Tracy, to Reneand Bernice (Tiemessen) Maeyaert. As a child, she moved with her family to a farm between Ghent and Marshall. She attended school in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School. She was united in marriage to Earl Maertens on Nov. 23, 1948. The couple farmed near Amiret for a few years before moving to a farm near Porter. In 1975, they moved to Marshall. Dorothy worked for the Schott Corporation for more than 25 years. She enjoyed visiting, playing cards, baking, cooking, reading magazines and doing word puzzles. Dorothy was most passionate about her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children Kathleen (and David) Schreurs of Tyler, Patricia (and Wayne) Peltier of Cottonwood, Lora (and Douglas) Lindsley of Lynd and Brenda (and Curtis) Hanson of Proctor; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; twin brother Donald (and Donna) Maeyaert and brother Francis (and Judy) Maeyaert; sisters Rita LaVoy and Ruth (and Larry) Erickson; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, sons Dennis and Alan, infant daughter, Mary, parents Rene’ and Bernice and brother David Maeyaert.
Rehkamp & Horvath