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Lois Louise Martz

April 12, 1933 — October 23, 2022

Lois Louise Martz, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 23, 2022. She was born April 12, 1933, in Barry County, MI, a daughter of Burr and Hilna (Benson) Fassett.

Lois was a longtime area resident. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1951. On August 22, 1952, Lois was united in marriage to Clarence Martz, Jr. who preceded her in death on March 1, 2019. Lois and Clarence were long-time active members of Portage Free Methodist Church (now called Renovation Church).

Lois loved growing up on the farm. The hard work and fun that she experienced produced a work ethic and approach to life that carried on throughout her life and was passed on to her children. Lois was a homemaker extraordinaire. She was a gifted cook, gardener, seamstress, needleworker, and showed hospitality to many. Throughout her life she was a rock and a steady force in the lives of her family because of her faith in Jesus Christ. She served her family well.

Lois was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Leticia, and a brother, Nyle. Lois is survived by her children, Diane (Craig) Glass, Daniel (Julie) Martz, and Dawn (Mark) Sondergard; grandchildren, Anna (Jake) Sondergard, Rebekah (Ryan) VanZegeren, Sarah (Mike) Grasman, Laura (Matt) VanDerWende, Emily (David) Buick, Megan (Alex) Boese, and Monica (Charles) Stone; great-grandchildren, Luke, Avery, Isaac, Josh, Abby, Ruby, Noah, Morgan, Nora, Adeline, RedIron, Mabel, Burr, Weber, Opal, and Vanatta, brothers Clair and Lee and sister, Linda.

The funeral service will begin at 11:00am Saturday morning, October 29, 2022, at Renovation Church, 1715 West Centre Ave. Portage, MI 49024. Lois’s family will greet guests at the church beginning at 10:00am and following the service during a lunch reception. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm in Hope Cemetery, 8501 S. 8th St, Kalamazoo MI 49009.

In lieu of flowers please consider a gift in Lois’s memory to Renovation Church, Kalamazoo Youth for Christ, or Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries. Services entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 3926 S. 9th St, Kalamazoo MI 49009. To view Lois’s personalized web page, please visit https://www.langelands.com

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

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