William Martens

William "Bill" Martens

1937 - 2024

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William (Bill) Martens, age 86, of Steinbach, MB, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on January 26, 2024, at Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Steinbach, MB, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. 

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Mary and their three sons, Earl, Lorne (Heidi), Cameron, and two daughters Colleen (Ed), and Andrea, as well as three grandchildren, Morgann, Mitchell, and Jordon. He is also survived by two brothers, Pete, Richard (Hilda), and his sister, Jessie. 

He was predeceased by his parents, David & Justina, six brothers, one sister, and two children, Gregory, and Jeffrey. 

Bill was born on March 16, 1937, in Plum Coulee, Manitoba. At a young age, they moved to the Grunthal area, where he spent most of his childhood years. On September 1, 1963, he married the love his life, Mary Enns of St. Anne. They enjoyed 60 wonderful years together. Shortly thereafter, they purchased a farm southwest of Steinbach. In the fall of 1976, they sold the farm so he could attend Bible school in Steinbach. In 1980, they started mission work, which took them to Denare Beach, SK, Onanole, MB, Thompson, MB, and Brandon, MB. He later retired back in Steinbach. 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, MB. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service, with a luncheon to follow. 

If friends so desire, donations can be made in lieu of flowers, to One Hope Canada 3-212 Henderson Hwy, Box 323 Winnipeg, MB, R2L 1L8. 

Extending a special thanks to the staff at Bethesda Regional Health Centre for the compassionate care of our husband, father, and grandfather. 


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Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Birchwood Funeral Chapel
162 PTH 52 W
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 346-1030


Heritage Cemetery
395 Loewen Blvd
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada