Allen Martensen March 20, 1949 –Dec. 24, 2019

Allen Martensen

Allen Martensen, 70, of Anamosa, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family following an extended illness. 

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Wayne Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. David Rameish officiated at the services. Friends called 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, and again at the church from 10 a.m. to the time of service Monday. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at 

Allen Richard Martensen was born March 20, 1949 in Anamosa, the son of John and Anna (Dirks) Martensen. He was raised on the family farm near Langworthy with his ten siblings. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1968. On Sept. 5, 1970 he married Carol Ann Olmstead at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa. The couple lived in Monticello before moving to and operating the Martensen Family farm west of Langworthy. He enjoyed hunting, but his whole life was dedicated to his family and the farm. 

Surviving are five children, Scott (Celena) Martensen of Antioch, Ill., Lori ( Jason) Darnell of Palo, Jamie (Chris) Shuck of Cedar Rapids, Mindy Riordan of Aurora, Colo. and Keri Kula of Anamosa, grandchildren Katelyn, Margo, Brynlea, Ryker, Gabrielle, Emily, Rebecca, Megan, Sydney, Tinsley and Blade, one great-grandchild, Matthew, and siblings Carol (Andy) Anders of Colorado Springs, Colo., Dean (Millie) Martensen of Utah, Beverly ( Jim) Dieken of Greeley, Colo., Janice Oetken of Greeley, Colo. and Larry Martensen of Martelle. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years Carol, his parents and his brothers, Harold, Carl, John, Marvin and Virgil. 

The family would like to thank the staffs of St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids and the Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa for the wonderful care Allen received. 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. 


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