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Bennie Joseph Martinek

Male 1913 - 1995  (81 years)


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  • Name Bennie Joseph Martinek 
    Born 14 Jul 1913  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Mar 1995  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Mar 1995  Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4634  Rossville
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2018 

    Father Vincent Martinek, Sr.,   b. 24 Jun 1868, Silesia, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1916, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Agnes Simecka Martinek,   b. 21 Jan 1870, Monrovia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1954, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1890 
    Family ID F768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Agnes Diehl Martinek,   b. 19 Feb 1917, Stockton, Rooks County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 2018, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1937  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benedict V (Sonny) Martinek, Jr.,   b. 29 May 1938, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1949, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +2. Dwight Joseph Martinek,   b. 10 Apr 1947, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1997, Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +3. Douglas F Martinek
    Documents
    Bridal Shower- Diehl, Ruth
    Bridal Shower- Diehl, Ruth
    Miss Ruth Diehl, bride-to-be was the guest of honor, at a miscellaneous shower Wednesday evening, given at the McCollough home by Miss Jennie Heiland, Mrs. Richard Macha and Miss Alice Lemon. The evening was spent playing progressive ďBuncoĒ. Miss Helen Gideon won high score and Miss Josephine Gideon low score. Miss Diehl was showered with many lovely gifts The invited guests included: Miss Diehl, Mrs. Frank. Diehl, Miss Alice Diehl, Mrs. Agnes Martinek, Mrs. Henry Martinek, Mrs. Pete Kovar, Mrs. Glen Marney, Mrs. Ralph Nitzsche, Mrs. George Diehl, Mrs. Elmer Davis, Mrs. Ed Kovar, Mrs. C. D. Williams, Mrs. Grant Meade, Mrs. Allyn Hartzell, Mrs. Kenneth Stevens, Mrs. A. A. Cless, Mr3. Warner Rogers, Mrs. Cecil Lemon, Miss Leona Simecka, Mae Martinek, Helen Gideon, Josephine Gideon, Lila Ellis, Anne Cullen, Kathleen Pelfry, Donice Marney, Marie Marney, Letha McClain, Dorothy Jackman of Kansas City, Ina Thompson, Jennie Heiland, Mrs. Richard Macha and Alice Lemon
    Marriage- Diehl, Ruth-Martinek, Bennie
    Marriage- Diehl, Ruth-Martinek, Bennie
    Diehl-Martinek
    Wearing a frock of royal blue crepe with accessories of black and carrying a bouquet of red roses, Miss Ruth Diehl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Diehl, was a lovely and winsome bride, when, Tuesday morning she became the bride of Mr. Bennie Martinek, son of Mrs. Agnes Martinek.

    The wedding took place at the Sacred Heart church at Delia at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning.

    The Reverend Father W.R. Parry, of St. Marys performed the wedding ceremony.

    Miss Leona A. Simecka and Mr. Robert Burgett, both of Delia, were the only attendants.

    Immediately following an 8 o'clock wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, to the immediate relatives and including the wedding party and a number of friends. Covers were laid for Mr. and Mrs. Martinek, Miss Leona Simecka, Mr. Robert Burgett, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Diehl, Mrs. Agnes Martinek, Miss May Martinek, Mr. Emil Martinek, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kovar, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Martinek and family, Mr. Brown of Kansas City; Mrs. Helen Macha, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs. Ruth Hoffmeister, Miss Marcella Hoffmeister, of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Marney, Mrs. Robert Meade, Mrs. A.A. Cless, Miss Alice Diehl, Miss Josephine Gideon, Miss Helen Gideon, of Topeka; Mr. Earl Diehl, Miss Alice Diehl, Doris Neitsore.

    Mrs. Martinek was married on her grandmother, Mrs. George Moore's 78th birthday anniversary. A huge wedding cake and birthday cake for the bride and her grandmother formed a lovely centerpiece for the table.

    Mrs. Martinek has grown to womanhood in Rossville and completed her grade and high school work in the city schools. She graduated with the class of '35. For some time she has been employed as operator in the Central office.

    Mr. Martinek is a successful teacher and prosperous farmer. He will teach again this year at Victor school, making his seventh year in that district.

    Following the wedding breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Martinek left for a week's honeymoon trip to Colorado.

    They will be at home after September 1st on their farm east of Delia.

    [From 27 Aug 1937]

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    Mr. and Mrs. Ben Martinek arrived home Sunday from a short wedding trip to the Ozarks.

    [From 2 Sep 1937]
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2018 11:13:14 
    Family ID F1931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Mar 1995 - Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Martinek, Bennie 1
    Obituary- Martinek, Bennie 1
    Bennie J. Martinek

    ROSSVILLE -- Bennie J. Martinek, 81, Rossville, died Saturday, March 4, 1995, at a hospital in Topeka.

    He was born July 4, 1913, near Rossville, the son of Vincent and Agnes Simecka Martinek, and was graduated from Delia High School in 1931. He spent most of his life in the Rossville and Delia communities and the past two years in Wimberley, Texas. He had been a teacher several years and was a farmer and stockman many years. He also was an insurance agent more than 40 years.

    Mr. Martinek was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia and St. Maryís Catholic Church in Wimberley, Texas. He served on the parish council at Sacred Heart Church and on church committees. He was an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 657 and a member of the Fourth Degree, both in St. Marys. He was a 50-year member of Moravian Lodge No. 128 in Delia.

    He was married to Ruth A. Diehl Aug. 24, 1937, in Delia. She survives. A son, Sonny V. Martinek, died Aug. 2, 1949.

    Other survivors include two sons, Douglas Martinek, Topeka, and Dwight Martinek, Wimberley, Texas; a brother, Henry Martinek, Rossville; a sister, Helen Macha, Rossville; and six grandchildren

    Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Marys. Mr. Martinek will lie in state from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys and after 5 p.m. at the church in Delia where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia or to the organization of the donorís choice.
    Obituary- Martinek, Bennie 2
    Obituary- Martinek, Bennie 2
    Bennie J. Martinek

    Bennie J. Martinek, 81, Rossville, died Saturday, March 4, 1995, at a Topeka hospital.

    He was born July 4, 1913, in rural Rossville, the son of Vincent and Agnes Simecka Martinek. He was married to Ruth A. Diehl August 24, 1937, at Delia. She survives.

    He was a farmer and stockman all of his adult life. He also was a teacher at the Victor 101 Grade School for several years and was an insurance agent serving the local community for over 40 years.

    Mr. Martinek was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Delia and St. Maryís Catholic Church in Wimberly, Tex. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council #637 and was a fourth degree Knight at St. Marys. Mr. Martinek was a 50-year member of the Delia Lions Club. He has also served on the Shawnee County School Board and Teachers Association.

    He grew up in the Rossville and Delia communities and lived there until the last two years, when he retired to Wimberly, Tex.

    Mr. Martinek attended Victor 101 Grade School and was graduated from Delia High School in 1931.

    Survivors include two sons, Douglas Martinek, Topeka, and Dwight Martinek, Wimberly, Tex.; a sister, Helen Macha, Rossville; a brother, Henry Martinek, Rossville; and six grandchildren. A son, Sonny V. Martinek, died August 2, 1949.

    Mr. Martinek will lie in state from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday (today) at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 5:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Delia. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia. Interment will be in Mr. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.

    Memorials can be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to the charity of the donorís choice and sent in care of the funeral home, or to Mrs. Ruth Martinek, P.O. Box 1873, Wimberly, Tex. 78676.

    Bennie J. Martinek
    Lodge No. 128, Rossville, Kansas

    Brother Bennie J. Martinek was born July 4, 1913 near Rossville to Vincent and Agnes Simecka Martinek and died March 4, 1995. Funeral services were held March 8, with interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.

    Bennie married Ruth Martinek on August 24, 1937,

    Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Wimberly, TX; two sons, Doug of Topeka and Dwight of Wimberly, TX; one brother, Henry Martinek of Rossville and one sister, Helen Macha of Rossville.

    William Olejnik, Secretary
    Funeral card- Martinek, Bennie 3
    Funeral card- Martinek, Bennie 3
    In Memoriam
    Bennie Martinek
    July 4, 1913-March 4, 1995
    Funeral card- Martinek, Bennie 4
    Funeral card- Martinek, Bennie 4
    Bennie J. Martinek

    Born July 4, 1913 Died March 4, 1995

    Married Ruth Diehl, August 24, 1937

    CHILDREN
    Sonny Martinek, deceased
    Doug and Patricia Martinek
    Dwight and Beverly Martinek


    MASS CELEBRANT
    Father Carl Dekat

    LECTOR
    Ben Simecka

    ORGANIST
    Beverly Martinek

    VOCALISTS
    The Faulk Family Singers

    CASKET BEARERS
    Michelle and Mike Berry
    Doug Martinek and Amy Speed
    Melissa and John Kuckelman
    Dustin Martinek and Robin Wilson
    Darren Martinek
    Mandi Martinek
    Funeral card- Martinek, Bennie 5
    Funeral card- Martinek, Bennie 5
    Bennie Martinek was born July 4, 1913, near Rossville, the son of Vincent and Agnes Simecka Martinek. He spent most of his life in the Rossville and Delia communities and the past two years in Wimberley, Texas.

    Bennie married Ruth A. Diehl on August 24, 1937 in Delia. She along with Doug and Patricia Martinek, Topeka, and Dwight and Beverly Martinek, Wimberley, TX., survive. Bennie was preceded in death by a son, Sonny V. Martinek, who died August 2, 1949.

    Bennie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia and St. Maryís Catholic Church in Wimberley, Texas. He served on the parish council at Sacred Heart Church and on church committees. He was an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 657 and was a member of the Fourth Degree in St. Maryís. Bennie was a 50-year member of the Moravian Lodge No. 128 in Delia.

    A 1931 graduate of Delia High School, Bennie was a teacher for several years and a farmer and a stockman for most of his life. He was an insurance agent for more than forty years.

    Additional survivors include his grandchildren, Michelle Martinek Berry and her husband Mike, Topeka; Doug Martinek and his fiancee Amy Speed, Nashville, TN; Melissa Martinek Kuckelman and her husband John, Topeka; Dustin Martinek and his fiancee Robin Wilson, Wimberley, TX; Darren Martinek, Nashville, TN; and Mandi Martinek, Topeka; a brother, Henry Martinek, Rossville; and a sister, Helen Macha, Rossville.

    ___________________________________________


    We would like to express our most sincere thanks to Father Carl Dekat for his spiritual guidance and inspiration. Our faith is the vital element of our lives that turns times of sorrow and sadness into times of hope and joy.

    We would also like to thank all of our families and friends for their kindness and thoughtfulness. We are very grateful for the memorial contributions, flowers, cards, and food, but most of all for the warm relationship we all share.

    Again, thank you.


    The Martinek Family

    Obituary- Martinek, Bennie 6
    Obituary- Martinek, Bennie 6
    In Memory Of
    BENNIE J. MARTINEK
    Born July 4, 1913
    Died March 4, 1995

    O, Divine Master, grant that I
    may not so much seek to be
    consoled, as to console; to be
    understood, as to understand;
    to be loved, as to love; for it
    is in giving that we receive, it
    is in pardoning that we are
    pardoned, and it is in dying
    that we are born to eternal life.
    _____________

    In Memoriam
    Bennie J. Martinek
    July 4, 1913 - March 4, 1995

    As each day dawns, and time marches on,
    Our lives still feel some sense of pain
    For the loss of our beloved husband and Dad
    Still inside our hearts does remain.

    We will never forget the light touch of his hand
    As he guided us all along the way
    For deeds of kindness and words of love
    Still grow in our hearts every day.

    Godís plan is not always very clear in this life
    As we struggle to try to understand
    The memories are precious of the times that we shared
    In this live here on earth, hand-in-hand.

    As we pray for the souls of our loved ones we miss
    We know that God cares for us all;
    And the angels are carrying our Dad, Sonny, and Dwight
    To heavenís peace and Godís sweet, prayerful call.

    Your Loving Family ---
    Mom; Douglas and Patricia Martinek; Michelle, Mike Jacob and Joe
    Berry; Doug, Amy, Caroline and Bennie Martinek; Melissa, John and
    Jack Kuckelman; Darren, Denise, Christian, Courtlyn and Cameron
    Martinek; Mandi Martinek; Dustin, Robin, Madison and Davis Martinek.