Funeral services for Dr. Robert “Doc” L. Martens, age 91, of Glasgow, Montana, who passed away November 13, 2018 at Valley View Home, will be held November 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Todd Wright officiating, reception to follow services and burial will be private.
Doc was born July 7, 1927 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Louis and Mabel Martens. Doc completed his primary education in South Dakota while working the family’s sheep farm, which prompted an extreme dislike of anything sheep related. Doc attended Northwestern University of Dentistry in Chicago class of 1954. He joined the Air Force, where he served in Alaska.
Doc practiced dentistry for a short time in Bozeman, but made his home in Glasgow, where he practiced for over 45 years, including a church mission trip to Bolivia where he assisted the locals with dental care.
Doc met Helen while in Glasgow, they married in Helen’s hometown in Farwell, Minnesota. From their union they had four children. Doc and Helen loved their time together, and were very involved in the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.
His many hobbies over the years included obtaining his pilot’s license, gardening, golfing, skiing, painting and quilting. In his retirement, he enjoyed a good country dance, any card game he could participate in and traveling the world.
Survivors include his son Robert Martens, of Kalispell, Montana; daughters, Mary (Frank) Martens-Phillips of Chicago, Illinois, Julia (Kim) Martens of Glasgow, Montana, and grandson Hal Phillips of Chicago, Illinois.
Doc is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Helen; his sister Margaret and infant son Stephan.
Memorials can be made in Doc’s name to Valley View Home, Prairie Ridge Village or the First Lutheran Church.