Mark Joseph Martensen, 57, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at his home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1954, in Columbus on August 3, 1954, to Joan and Hank Martensen. His mother survives and his father preceded him in death. On Aug. 24, 2002, he married Lori Martensen, formerly of St. Marys, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lisa Martensen, and Kelly (Jeremy) Luck; two granddaughters, Madison and Aubrey; three brothers, Drew (Linda) Martensen, Hank (Pam) Martensen, and Bradley (Kathy) Martensen; a sister, Cynthia Aiello; parents-in-law, Tom and Joyce Scott; siblings-in-law, Greg, Jeff (Christi), and Mark (Erin) Scott, and Lisa (Andrew) Roettger; numerous nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends, especially Steve Richards who was like a brother to Mark.
He graduated from Bishop Ready High School. Mark attended The Ohio State University, and he worked for the Kroger Distribution Center for 35 years. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He loved physical activities, especially golf, jogging, and biking. He was a great cook and an avid reader, and he loved to travel and spend time at his trailer in St. Marys. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Tuesday at St. Pius X, 1051 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. with the Rev. David Funk officiating. Private burial at Holy Cross Cemetery will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mark’s name to Columbus Metro Parks, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville, Ohio 43081; or to Zusman Hospice, 1151 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209.
Condolences can be shared at schoedinger.com.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.