Larry Wayne Martens

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Larry Wayne Martens, 68, a resident of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly at his family’s lake home near Climax Springs on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.

A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 N.W. RD Mize Rd. in Blue Springs. Burial will immediately follow at the Blue Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St. in Blue Springs. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Larry and words of comfort for his family may be shared at

Larry was born March 30, 1951, in Lexington, to Roy and Edna (Kuecker) Martens. He graduated from Concordia High School in 1969. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. Larry was united in marriage to Debbie Lynch on April 6, 1974, in Sweet Springs. He spent the majority of his working career as a welder for Armco Steel, and currently for Molycop in Kansas City. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and his home at the lake.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Debbie Martens of Blue Springs; sons, Christopher Martens and significant other Sandra McClain of Lee’s Summit, and Calvin Martens and wife Julie of Blue Springs; grandchildren, Jenn Martens, Danielle Wildschuetz; brothers, Roger Martens and wife Lois of Concordia, and James Martens and wife Barb of Concordia.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Edna Martens, and a daughter, Denise Martens.