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Gretchen M. Maertens

October 12, 1926 November 14, 2019
Gretchen M. Maertens
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Obituary for Gretchen M. Maertens

Gretchen M. Maertens, age 93, of Council Bluffs, passed away November 14, 2019, at Risen Son Christian Village.

She was born October 12, 1926 in Council Bluffs, IA., to the late Russell A. and Mildred H. (Pischel) Wingate. Gretchen graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1945, and was then united in marriage to Leo E. Maertens, on March 7, 1946, in Hiawatha, Kansas.

Gretchen worked for Boys Town and then Equitable Life Insurance Company. She was a volunteer for the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, as well as other organizations.

Gretchen belonged to St. John’s United Church of Christ, was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and Mobile Nobelettes of Tangier Shrine in Omaha.

In addition to her parents, Gretchen was preceded in death by her husband Leo, of 63 years; sister, Delores Eivins.

She is survived by her son, John Maertens and Sue, of Council Bluffs; grandson, Steve Maertens and wife Kathi, of Mesa, Arizona; great-grandson, Patrick Maertens and girlfriend, Whitney Wichman, of Mesa, Arizona; nephew, Cliff Smith and wife Marsha, of Texas; and close family friend, Linda Doremus, of Council Buffs.

Order of Eastern Star Service, conducted by Chapter #441, Monday 4:00 p.m. at funeral home.


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Visitation

Monday

18

Nov

4:00 PM 11/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/18/2019 6:00:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Graveside Service

Tuesday

19

Nov

11:00 AM 11/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Cedar Lawn Cemetery

1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Family and friends to meet at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

Cedar Lawn Cemetery
1350 E. Pierce Street Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cedar Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

1350 E. Pierce Street Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

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