Obituary: Donna Marten


 Donna Lee Marten, 85, of Quincy, Ill., passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday (July 5, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.

Born July 20, 1933, in Davenport, Donna was the daughter of Wesley and Alice Roehs Cook.  She married John Herbert Marten on Oct. 20, 1951, in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport.  He preceded her in death on April 3, 2018.

Donna was a member of the Mohassan Daughters of Mokanna in Davenport, Iowa and the Daughters of the Nile in Quincy.  She enjoyed her trips to the casino and especially loved following the activities of her children and grandchildren and especially loved the time she shared with her great grandchildren.

On March 1, 1965, Donna and her husband, John, founded Feed Distributors, Inc. in Quincy and she served as vice president of the company until the business was sold on Sept. 1, 2016.

Survivors include her daughter, Vickey Haxel (Michael) of Quincy; four grandchildren, Connor Haxel (Sarah) of Columbia, Mo., Blaise Haxel, Alyson Tappe and Austin Tappe all of Quincy; three great-grandchildren, Preslea Haxel, Harrison Michael Haxel and Stella Haxel; a brother-in-law, Jim Marten (Karen) of Walcott; four sisters-in-law, Katie Cook of Davenport, Dorothy Marten of Davenport, Bea Marten of Long Grove, Marilyn Marten of Big Rock; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Marten was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; her daughter, Raina Tappe; a grandson, Corey Michael John Haxel; her son-in-law, Ted Tappe; a brother, Wayne Cook; four brothers-in-law, Elmer Marten, Lou Marten, Delmar Marten and Dick Abernathy; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Abernathy.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning (today) at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, Quincy, with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 and Wednesday morning from 10 until the time of services at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the Blessing Cancer Center or Quincy Notre Dame High School.


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