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Martin Gene "Marty" Battenfeld

November 10, 1947 — August 27, 2018

Mr. Martin Gene “Marty” Battenfeld, age 70 of Bowling Green, KY, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Hospice House of Bowling Green, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Green River Union Cemetery in Richardsville, KY.

Martin was born November 10, 1947 in Waseca, MN. To the late Fred Edgar Battenfeld and the late Gladys Inga Morgensen Battenfeld.  He was the husband of the late Lula M. Calvert Battenfeld. Two brothers Russ and Eddie Battenfeld preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters Sheila Battenfeld of Portland, TN., Marcia Meador (Jimmy) of Franklin, KY and Sara Minnicks (John) of Bowling Green, KY.  Also surviving are 4 children from his 2nd wife, Wayne Guess (Dawn) of Scottsville, KY, Debbie Onley(Chuck) of Washington, Wayne Miller of McMinnville, TN and Tina Miller of Bowling Green, KY, a brother Bob Battenfeld of New Richland, MN, a sister Connie Mocha of New Richland, MN, grandchildren Ale, Lillian, Natalie and Olivia Minnicks, Katie and Kyle King, and Lula Mae Onley, Rosie Guess and Jamie Onley and 3 great grandchildren.

Marty started his employment with Brown Printing in 1968 in Waseca, MN and moved to Kentucky with Brown Printing in 1979.  He was a master pressman and retired after 40 years with the company in October 2008.

Marty was an avid Minnesota Vikings Fan.  He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting and golfing with family and friends.  He loved taking road trips with his family and friends.  He always had a smile on his face and a cold beer in his hand.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM Friday, August 31, 2018 at Gilbert Funeral Home.  No visitation is scheduled for Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hospice of Southern Kentucky 5872 Scottsville Rd. Bowling Green, KY. 42104

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Friday, August 31, 2018

11:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134


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Saturday, September 1, 2018

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Green River Union Cemetery

, Bowling Green, KY 42101


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