David Paul Martens, age 60, of Rapid River, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on Friday, May 14, at his home in Rapid River, MI.
David was born October 20, 1960, in Escanaba, MI, the son of Gus and Marion (Verschaeve) Martens.
David worked at Lakestate Industries for many years. He spent many summers at Bay Cliff Health Camp. He loved spending time with family and was a diehard Green Bay Packer fan.
He also enjoyed going for rides, going to the movies, and eating out.
David was fortunate enough to have two families that loved him. Emily Miron was his caregiver and second mom.
David is survived by:
4 Sisters: Kathy (Jerry) Peloza of Crystal Falls, MI
Karen Martens of Bloomington, MN
Pat Falcon of San Antonio, TX
Janet Martens of Rapid River, MI
Second Mom and Caregiver: Emily Miron of Rapid River, MI
4 Nieces: Audrey Peloza, Alison (Jeff) Grainger, Masae (Will) Ellis, and Megan Falcon
2 Great Nieces: Samantha Onesti, and Kaitlyn Grainger
3 Great Nephews: Tyler Onesti, Liam And Lincoln Ellis.
And several Cousins.
And 3 Sons
And multiple Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
The Martens family would also like to extend a special thank you to Kathy and Craig Combs for their generous time and care.
David’s Parents preceded him in death
Family will receive friends Monday, May 24, 2021 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM. David will be laid to rest next to his Parents in the Rapid River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Bay Cliff Health Camp, www.baycliff.org, P.O. Box 310, Big Bay, MI 49808, or a charity of your choice. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County will be assisting the Martens family.