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Viola Alvina Marten

October 31, 1915 August 7, 2017
Viola Alvina Marten
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Viola was born into the Christian family one of two siblings to Charles and Mary Knop-Laue. She began her long life on October 31, 1915 at the family farm in Summit Township, Effingham County. She was baptized and confirmed her faith at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway where she was a lifelong and an active member. She graduated from Altamont High School and later married Wilbert “W.J” Marten on June 1, 1940 in Terra Haute, Indiana and he preceded her in death on December 30, 1985.

Viola’s time was centered on raising and supporting her family in their agriculture life as a 4-H leader and duties with the Effingham County Fair. She also found time to volunteer at the Lutheran Care Center for over 30 years. Viola was well known for her wedding cakes and quilting. Having a Halloween birthday there was always a family involvement, however she was also a lifelong Cubs, Illini and Bulls fan.

She is survived by her:

2-Sons: Charles (wife, Joan) Marten Tasmania, Australia
Rick (wife, Doris) Marten Smithville, Mississippi

1-Daughter: Carol Lee (husband, Jack) Mills Conroe, Texas

8 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren

Cousin: Mrs. J.T. (Melba) Middlesworth Altamont, Illinois
Niece: Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Patterson Effingham, Illinois

She was preceded in death by Her: Parents: Charles & Mary Knop-Laue
Husband: Wilbert Joseph Marten
Sister: Miss Bertha Laue
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5:00 PM 8/10/2017 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/10/2017 8:00:00 PM
Kull Funeral Home Altamont

114 West Washington Ave.
Altamont, IL 62411

Kull Funeral Home Altamont
114 West Washington Ave. Altamont 62411 IL
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11:00 AM 8/11/2017 11:00:00 AM
Lutheran Care Center Chapel

702 W Cumberland Rd
Altamont, IL 62411

One hour viewing before service.

Lutheran Care Center Chapel
702 W Cumberland Rd Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

206 W Main St
Shumway, IL 62461

206 W Main St Shumway 62461 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lutheran Care Center

Trinity Lutheran Church


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