Wesley Martens, 74, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021. A graveside committal will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:00am, at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery – Garden of Last Supper.
Wesley Calvin Martens was born March 7, 1947 in Decorah, IA to Calvin and Bernice-Arla (Smorstad) Martens. Wesley graduated from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, IA. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam on the USS Newport News. He was employed by Cargill for over 40 years.
Wesley loved bowling, fishing, and shopping on QVC. He bowled multiple 300 games.
Wesley was known for his generous heart. He was always there to help anyone in need.
Wesley is survived by his sisters, Cheryl (Eric) Taube of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Carolyn Hageman of Punta Gorda, FL; nephew, Doni (Samantha) Taube; niece, Diane (Thom) Jennings; great-nephews, Spencer Jennings and Conrad Taube; great-niece, Hannah Jennings; and several cousins.
Wesley was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Jerry Hageman.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Honor Flight Network at www.honorflight.org or Honor Flight Inc., 4601 North Fairfax Dr, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22203.