Kevin Dale Martens
02/08/1975 - 09/16/2021
Obituary For Kevin Dale Martens
Kevin Dale Martens, age 46 of Sparta, passed away of an unknown heart condition on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home in Sparta, MI.
Kevin was born on February 8, 1975 to Ricki and Diane (Kriger) Martens in Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from Kent City High School in 1993 and Central Michigan University in 1999.
Kevin has been a Middle School teacher at Cedar Springs since 1999. He was a Cedar Springs High School assistant football coach for over 20 years. Kevin also coached middle school track
and field. Kevin devoted his life to Cedar Springs Schools and had a passion for his students and players.
Kevin is survived by his wife Amy (Farr) Martens; his children Addison and Colton; step-children Cody and Kiersten; his parents, Rick and Diane (Kriger) Martens; his sister, Jennifer (Nick Groom) Miller; grandmother, Doris Kriger; nephew Mason Miller; aunts and uncles Marlene Martens, Ken and Sue Anderson, and Randy and Deanna Martens; cousins Jason Martens, Steve (Holly) Martens, Derek (Nikki) Anderson, and Erica (Aaron) Knowlton; his in-laws Bruce and Alice (Cadwell) Farr; aunts and uncles Lois Chandler, Lynn (Ron) Stroup, Leonard (Lynda) Cadwell, Marilyn (Gerald) Patterson, and Edson (Harriet) Cadwell; cousin Andy (Lisa) Stroup.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jerry and Donna Martens, William Lamorandier, John Kriger, and his uncle Doug Martens.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Kent City Baptist Church, 400 West Muskegon Street, Kent City, MI 49330. Pastor Chris Weeks will be officiating.
The Martens family will receive students, relatives and friends from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Red Hawk Stadium 204 East Muskegon Street, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Masks are recommended, but not required.
There will also be visitation on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Kent Baptist Church, 400 West Muskegon Street, Kent City, MI 49330.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Kevin to Cedar Springs High School Football or Middle School Track and Field, 204 East Muskegon Street, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
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Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time. May God give you the strength and healing you need. I am also here if you want someone to talk to.
Hi Amy, Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I ask God to give you strength. Stefanie Moore (co-worker) WL@Crowe
Mrs. Marten and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. May your wonderful memories of Mr. Martens give you some comfort during these difficult days. Sincerely, The Spaeth Family
Amy,Rick, Diane ,sending my Sincere Sympathy to you all. I Remember Kevin as just a Baby and he Grew into a fine Young man, Husband and Father. I know You were so Proud of him. My Prayers are with all of You 🙏🙏 💔 Vickie Longcore Catania
Our Lord blesses us in so many ways - a beautiful sunrise that invites us to begin again. . .birds joyfully singing - just because. . . the sound of children's laughter. . .and the love of family. . .of a son. . .a husband. . .father. . .brother. Kevin was all of these and so much more. A friend to many - a mentor and teacher to the students who admired and looked up to him. A man of faith and integrity who coached by example and lived by the motto that everyone should be treated fairly. A protective big brother of Jennifer and proud uncle of Mason. But most of all he was the treasured son of Rick and Diane who laid the foundation of what this man would become. And we saw the radiant happiness on his face when he married Amy knowing he had finally found true love. He truly loved having a family and house full of kids - so incredibly proud of Addison, Colton, Cody and Kiersten. . . . . Our hearts will be empty because we cant see him - But our hearts can be full. . . of the love. . . that he shared. We can close our eyes and pray - But we can also open our eyes. . . .and see all that he has left. We will share tears that Kevin is gone - But we can also smile because he lived. May our Lord hold you in the palm of His hands and bring you peace. With sincerest sympathy - John and Sharon Twiss
So VERY VERY SORRY, so much remorse and prayers to family and loved ones, including Georgia and I !!! Will be dearly missed!
Diane and Rick, Amy and Jenn my heart is very heavy for all of you. May Kevin rest in peace and God's peace to all of you. I will not be able to attend any functions, but you are in my thoughts and prayers.
To my friends Jen and Amy, I so truly and deeply sorry for your loss. My deepest to sympathy to your family and children. You are wonderful amazing women and moms and I love you both. Jenny Ajwah (Roest)
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