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Martens, Denver (1932-1953)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1953 Oct 8 p. 2

Birth date: 1932



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September 27, 1953

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Tragedy and death has also reaped its harvest this summer. On August 17 in the morning, news was spread abroad that Denver Martens, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Martens, met death when the car he was driving missed a curve and rolled over. The accident occurred in the Todd Lake community a half mile north of the Arthur H. Fast driveway. He was returning from a visit to Harvey, North Dakota and it is presumed that the accident occurred about 4:00 in the morning. He was not found until about 6:30 that morning. He was to help with combining that day at Roland Toews’.

The funeral services were held on August 21 at the M. B. church. A number of uncles and aunts of the deceased had come from Oregon and Minnesota. He leaves to mourn his death his parents, two brothers, Lester and Wilmer, and one sister, Geraldine. The grandfathers from both sides were also present. Denver reached the age of 21 years and seven months.

On August 25, D. H. Unrau, who had farmed in the Lustre community for many years but had retired and was living in Dallas, Oregon, died of a heart attack on the farm of his son, D. D. Unrau, while on a visit here during the harvest. Funeral services were held on August 29, at the E.M.B. church. He leaves to mourn his wife by second marriage, four sons and one daughter. Rev. Arthur Unrau, missionary among the Indians at Pine Ridge, S. Dak., came for the funeral.

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On September 26, in the forenoon, Herman Ortman suffered a stroke and passed away the morning of Sept. 27. He leaves to mourn three daughters and one son besides his wife. Funeral services will be held at the Bethel Wolf Point church on Wednesday.

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