December 28, 1919 - November 17, 2021
Robert Carl Martens, age 101, of Rockwall, TX, passed away November 17, 2021. He was born December 28, 1919, in Bellevue, KY, to Carl Martens and Iliah (Sliker) Martens. Robert served his country in the United States Army during WWII in Europe. He met his wife, Roxine, at a dance held at the Trianon Ballroom in Toledo, OH. They were married October 8, 1948. Robert and Roxine raised their family in Toledo, OH, and later moved to Florida. Robert retired as a manager from Keller Industries. He loved dancing to big band music, traveling, bowling and baseball. Robert collected baseball cards and coins. He loved going to estate sales and finding items to gift his family. He was a generous man with a big heart. He will be deeply missed. Robert is survived by his son: John Leichty and wife Linda of Temperance, MI; daughters: Robyn Schwerdt and husband Barry of Heath, TX, Kathy Rogers of Vermont, Carlene Brown and husband Peter of Burney, CA, and Kati Pizer and husband Bill of Heath, TX; grandchildren: Alan Schwerdt, Kimberly Williams, Bear Scott Schwerdt, Joshua Schwerdt, Jordan Schwerdt and husband Tyson Toal, Stephanie Vaughn, Joe Haynes, Steve Haynes, Blake Williams and Michelle Schwerdt; great-grandchildren: Alana Schwerdt, River Schwerdt, Skylar Schwerdt, Dylan “McMillan” Williams, Harper Williams, Grayson Schwerdt, Wren Schwerdt and Kyndall Schwerdt; many other loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife: Roxine Martens; daughter: Judy Haynes; son: Mark Martens; grandchildren: Robbin Leichty and Joey; his siblings; and his parents. Graveside services will be held 2:30pm Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Rest Haven Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Paul Ferguson. A gathering of family and friends will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:30pm at The Gathering at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Location.
Robert Carl Martens, age 101, of Rockwall, TX, passed away November 17, 2021. He was born December 28, 1919, in Bellevue, KY, to Carl Martens and Iliah (Sliker) Martens. Robert served his country in the United States Army during WWII in Europe.... View Obituary & Service Information
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