Leo H. Martens, 84, of Maquoketa passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022 at Crestridge
Care Center in Maquoketa.
His funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Maquoketa. His visitation will be held on Monday, September 5 from
3:00-6:00 pm at Dawson Funeral Services in Maquoketa. Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s
Catholic Cemetery in DeWitt.
Leo Henry was born on July 13, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa to August and Anna (Diercks)
Martens. Leo faithfully and honorably served in the United States National Guard. Leo
farmed in Jackson County for several years. He enjoyed being on the farm raising his
purebred livestock and riding horses.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Jody (Laurie) Martens of Bellevue,
Penny (Scott Stefl) Martens of Sydney, Australia; grandchildren, Mckenna and Mckayla
Martens; brother Lawrence (Jean) Martens of Camanche; several nieces and nephews;
and special friend Peg Stevens of Maquoketa.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister in infancy and two nephews, Randy and
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson County in his honor.