|Robert G. Martensen|
|December 02, 1925 - December 08, 2009|
|Rock Island, Illinois
|Visitation: Noon until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 at Church of Peace United Church of Christ, 1114 12th St., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Monday, December 14, 2009 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Robert G. Martensen, 84, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at his home.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Church of Peace United Church of Christ, Rock Island. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Church of Peace.
Robert was born December 2, 1925 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Harvey and Maybelle Turner Martensen. He married Vieno Koivisto on October 1, 1950 in Rock Island.
Following graduation from Rock Island High School in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on a sub-chaser in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. After his return from the service, he attended the American Institute of Commerce, Davenport. Bob worked at Minneapolis-Moline Company before joining the Moline Tool Company, where he held several positions before retiring in 1983 as treasurer and vice-president of finance.
He was a member of the Church of Peace, where he served as a deacon, past president of the church council, and had served as a Sunday school teacher and adult Bible class leader. Bob was formerly a volunteer for Older Adults IRS/AARP Taxes for Seniorís program. He enjoyed fishing and was known for his joke telling. He was looking forward to visiting the WW II Monument in Washington D.C. as a part of the Honors Flight Program that was being sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America.
Survivors include his wife, Vieno; son, Robert Martensen and daughter, Karen Young, both of Rock Island; granddaughters, Erica Thornton and Amanda Martensen, both of Milan, and Emily and Julie Young, both of Rock Island; grandson, Paul Martensen, Eldridge, Ia.; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandsons; five step great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Edward Lemon, Moline and Marjorie and Robert Murphy, Moline; sisters-in-law, Tyyne Thompson, Rock Island and Carolyn Martensen, Haines City, Fla.; and many loving nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Melvin Martensen; son-in-law, Jonathan Young; brother-in-law, Tom Thompson; and sister-in-law, Aune Crapnell.