In Memory of Andy Marten

Andy Marten
Andy Marten
Born: November 25, 1959
Died: January 3, 2019
Age: 59
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Andy Marten
November 25, 1959 - January 3, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Andy Marten, age 59, of Ida Grove, formerly of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove and Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Andy was born on November 25, 1959 at McCrary Rost Hospital in Lake City, Iowa, to Marion and Verna (Schleisman) Marten. He attended Battle Creek High school and graduated with the class of 1978.  Andy also attended North Platte community College for further education.

Andy had a passion for motorcycles and anything mechanical. He was a member of the ABATE group of Iowa for 6 years. He worked as a mechanic for most of his life and enjoyed every minute. Andy was also an avid movie lover and self-acclaimed critic. An outspoken person with defined ideals, he always spoke his mind. Andy was always known for his kind and compassionate spirit towards all children. He was also a master of the grill and loved to cook. Lastly, he treasured camping, boating and fishing at lake McConaughy with his family and friends.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Verna Marten, his brother Lane Marten, and various aunts and uncles.

He is survived by the mother of his children Elaine Marten, his two sons Jason Marten and family of Tomah, Wisconsin and Steven Marten of Kearney Nebraska; sister Suzanne (Jim) Penn of Wayne, Nebraska; brother Marty (Colleen) Marten of Denison, Iowa; aunt Violet Banner; several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.  



11:30 a.m., Thursday 
January 10, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


Honorary Pallbearers
Jason Marten
Steven Marten
Kevin Mefferd
Tim Burrow


9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Recorded Selections:

"Be Still My Soul/What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
" Wonderful Merciful Savior"


Mt. Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:22 AM
“To the family of Andy. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. I remember the good old days when we were in school, everyday was a blast when he was around. Just know that we'll see him when it's our time. Remember the good times and the great memories you have of him. Your family's in our prayers. Wilma Lund Syhlman”
- Wilma Lund Syhlman
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:22 AM
“Marty, Colleen & Family;
Sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Jerry Boger
Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 5:23 PM
“To the Marten Family
Sorry to hear of your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dale & Barb”
- Dale Carstensen
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