Obituaries Gerald "Cheese" Duane Marten

Gerald “Cheese” Duane Marten


Gerald “Cheese” Duane Marten

Dec. 17, 1937-Feb. 4, 2021

OVERBROOK – Gerald “Cheese” Duane Marten, rural Scranton, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 83.

Cheese was born Dec. 17, 1937 in Wamego, the son of Lester and Wyvonne Marten. He lived in rural Alma during most of his early years where he graduated from high school. Cheese served as a Sergeant in the Army Reserves. He also attended K-State and competed in steer wrestling and calf roping as a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Member. K-State football was a favorite as well.

Cheese was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar, which included a term serving as president. He worked for over 38 years as a mechanic at Goodyear, Topeka, and farmed in the Scranton area. Cheese was always willing to take on new side ventures, and for several years he raised greyhounds to race, and later dabbled in the horse racing industry. He also had a love of hunting and always looked forward to whitetail deer season where deer thrived on his land. He warmed many benches at rodeos watching grandkids and family members compete, and enjoyed attending any of his grandchildren’s activities or sporting events. He loved gathering around any supper table and visiting with friends, and supported every Dairy Queen in the area. He lived life to the fullest without skipping a beat.

Cheese married Lois Haefke Oct. 7, 1961, at Alma. Lois preceded him in death Oct. 31, 1997. Cheese married Judy Moeller Sept. 19, 1998, at Vassar. She survives in rural Scranton. Other survivors include three children, Todd Marten (Carolyn), Mankato, Minn., Wade Marten, Fulton, Mo., and Jayna Dyer (Monty), Ottawa; his sister, Peggy TenEyck (Jupe); five grandchildren, two step-children and four step-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Cheese will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Vassar. Cheese will lie in state 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, and the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar, or to the Parkinson’s Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

Previous articleOsage County Spelling Bee
Next articleDoris Swarts

Latest news

March 4 – Online Edition

Read about how, at the regular city council meeting Monday, citizens gathered to hear $970,000 was the total cost...

Evelyn Ann Freund Webster

Evelyn Ann Freund Webster Dec. 1, 1945-Feb. 16, 2021 CARBONDALE - Evelyn Ann Freund Webster, Carbondale, went to be...

James E. Lederer

James E. Lederer Sept. 5, 1947-Feb. 22, 2021 WAKARUSA - James E. Lederer, 73, Wakarusa, passed away at his...

Marilyn Renee Giesy

Marilyn Renee Giesy July 1, 1939-Feb. 25, 2021 OSAGE CITY - Marilyn Renee Giesy, 81, Osage City, passed away Thursday,...

Howard Donald “Don” Franks III

Howard Donald “Don” Franks III June 5, 1954-Feb. 4, 2021 OSAGE CITY – Howard Donald “Don” Franks III, 66, of...

Karl Eric Brewer

Karl Eric Brewer Nov. 4, 1952-Feb. 27, 2021 OSAGE CITY - Karl Eric Brewer, 68, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27,...
- Advertisement -

Must read

Osage County Spelling Bee

Osage County’s top two spellers are Kynlee Ard, first...

Linton elected to KCBS board

Linton elected to KCBS board Osage City resident Corey Linton...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you