Mark Henry Martens, age 65, passed away at his farm near Rosenhof, SK on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Mark was born December 11, 1955 to Henry & Anne (Penner) Martens in Swift Current. The fifth of ten children, he and his siblings grew up on the family farm south east of Rosenhof.
His first three years of school were at Lens East school, grades 4 to 8 were at the Rosenhof school, then off to Swift Current Comprehensive High school.
After completing school Mark worked for the CPR in various locations, also worked for several road construction outfits operating a push cat. He did road maintenance working as a grader operator in the RM‘s of Excelsior, Pennant, Coulee, and Whiska Creek.
In his younger years, he worked on the farm with the cows, pigs, and chickens doing his share of the daily chores and in his spare time he enjoyed riding motorbike. His first car was a 1965 Ford Galaxy 500 LTD, with which he put on many miles, including a trip to Vancouver, BC.
Later on, he enjoyed playing his guitar, singing with friends, and listening to country music. He enjoyed being with his horse, George, and gardening. In his last nine years, Mark’s faithful companion was Frank, a German Shepherd, who was never far from his side.
Mark was predeceased by his parents, Henry & Anne Martens; his brother-in-law, Norman Unger; and five nephews. Mark is survived by his siblings and their families.
The Graveside Service for Mark Martens was held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:00 am from the Rosenhof Cemetery, Rosenhof, SK with Pastor Bob Cappelle officiating.
Jack Martens, Paul Martens, Robert Janzen, Harold Wiebe, Cevin Martens, and Curtis Martens served as Pallbearers.
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