Maxine Martens

Sep 16, 2018
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Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 608 West 4th St., Waterloo


no visitation


inurnment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo


to the church or Pikes Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hills Rd., Colorado Springs, CO  80906


Maxine Mae (Pyle) Martens, 100, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

She was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Waterloo, daughter of Arnold and Anna (Strohbehn) Pyle. She married Robert Martens on Sept. 4, 1941. He died December 19, 1984.

Maxine grew up on a farm near Dinsdale and graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1935. She attended Waterloo Secretarial School and worked as a secretary at Rath Packing Co. for five years before marrying. After the war years, she worked as a secretary in their family business of Pyle and Martens Real Estate in Waterloo.

She was a member of Waterloo First Congregational Church, Waterloo Woman’s Club, Waterloo Elklets, Waterloo Order of the Eastern Star and BT Chapter/TTT Society.

Survived by: two children, Diana Kay (Vic) Ecklund of Colorado Springs and Phil (Becky) Martens of Waterloo; seven grandchildren, Kristin Kosley, Matthew Ecklund, Bill Ecklund, Heidi Newby, Ross Martens, Abbey Abbott and Ted Martens; 13 great-grandchildren, Coty, Christian, Amanda, Ryan, Bailey, Billy, Easton, Keagan, Zach, Blake, Quinn, Duncan and Walter.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and a brother Dewitt Pyle.

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  1. Kevan | Dec 27, 2018

    To Maxine’s family,

    Im sorry you must endure the loss of this

    great lady! I will always remember her as

    one of the most energetic and kind people 

    I have ever known. To have witnessed her

    and Bob’s love and partnership was an example

    to me and many others. I will miss her but have

    lasting memories for a lifetime.

    I send you my sympathy and prayers for

    support. God bless and give you strength.

    Sincerely, Kevan Cortright

  2. Joseph & Joan Meany | Dec 26, 2018
    We send our heartfelt condolences to each of you at this time. May your faith in our Lord, prayer & powerful passages from the Bible enfold you with understanding; your family uphold & protect you in their loving arms; your friends and acquaintances support you with warm thoughts & deeds and fond memories flood your heart & minds with much comfort in the days ahead.

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