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Gary Martens

October 29, 1940 — August 20, 2021

Gile, Wisconsin

Gary G. Martens, 80 of Gile, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born on October 29, 1940, son of the late Walter and Adeline (Klima) Martens.  Gary honorably served his country in the US Army.  On April 5, 1975, he married Dorothy Cardini in Montreal, Wisconsin.  She survives.

Gary worked for Auto Glass Specialists in Ironwood, and later for Jacquart Manufacturing in Ironwood prior to his retirement.  He had a great love for nature and the outdoors.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting duck and deer.  Gary was an avid bowler and participated in leagues for many years.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Martens of Gile, WI; Sisters-in-law, Angie Martens of Wausau, Patricia (Steve) Tobisch of Highbridge, WI, and Chris (Phil) Mulder of Jenison, MI; many nieces and nephews of Wausau, Highbridge, WI, and Jenison, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Greg Martens.

Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hurley, WI.  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church.  Friends will be invited to gather at Dorothy's home following the service.

Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements.

You may leave messages and condolences for the family at helke.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

St. Mary Catholic Church - Hurley

, Hurley, WI 54534

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Memorial Mass

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St. Mary Catholic Church - Hurley

, Hurley, WI 54534

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