Obituaries

Ms. Barbara A. Martenson

July 16, 1964 - December 22, 2017

Ms. Barbara A. Martenson

Obituary

Poplar Grove, IL

Barbara A. Martenson, 53, of Poplar Grove, IL, passed away peacefully, Friday morning, December 22, 2017 at PA Peterson after a long illness. She was born July 16, 1964 in Harvard, IL, the daughter of Ernest and Janice (Smith) Kreger. Barb worked for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Belvidere Police Department for 20+ years as a dispatcher, and most recently for the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department. She loved helping people and planning events. Most of all, she had a passion for going to the beach and listening to the waves.

Barb is loved and missed by her son, Matthew (Juliana Dal Pra) Martenson, step-son, Josh (Tiffany Pastor) Martenson; her father, Ernest Kreger; grandchildren, Maks and Emma Martenson; sister, Kelly (Frank) Paulson; niece, Gabby Paulson; aunt, Cindy Smith, cousin, Judy Doty, and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janice, maternal grandparents, Bernice and Charles Smith, paternal grandparents, Clifford and Marie Kreger, Sr., Aunt Beverly Doty and uncle, Charles “Woody” Smith; and her fur child, Parker.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008. A visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m., until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, December 30, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m., until the time of service

Saturday, December 30, 2017
3:30 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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R.I.P Barb. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Burton 2018-01-03T05:22:45

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves,for they are still alive in our hearts and minds and through us they will still live on.Please accept our condolences.

John and LaWanna Turnipseed /Paul and Delores Felton 2018-01-03T05:21:39

Barb, you were one of the very first people that came up and started to talk to me my freshman year at North Boone.
It was such a difficult move for me moving from Arlington Hts to Capron. I knew no one.
I remember YOU were my first sleep over in capron, YOU were my first time going out in the area shopping at cherryvale. I have NEVER forgotten. I’ve enjoyed the few times were gotten together since then and wish there was more. Rest in Peace friend. ❤

Sandie Gronert Stemple 2018-01-03T05:20:32

Barb you were the best!!! I will miss you. We shall meet again.

Pam Munger 2018-01-03T05:19:29

We love Barb u were the best daughter mother and sister miss u very much. Love Ernie Josh Matt Kelly Frank and Gabby😭

Kelly Paulson 2018-01-03T05:18:16

I’m really going to Miss You Barb you were such A Great Friend !!!
I Will See You.Again My Heart Is So Sad
Prayers Love & Strength To All
Love You ,
Brenda Redner

Brenda Redner 2018-01-03T05:17:07

Barb,
You were my childhood best friend. You lived on the north side of Poplar Grove, I lived on the south side. Meeting halfway on bikes or on foot, we always had a great time toodling around town, whether it was to and from school, going to Day’s Grocery or Tuttle’s, or just hanging out. One of my dad’s favorite memories of you is when we talked him into the pie eating contest at Neighbors’ Night one year. He still talks about that. We always could find something to laugh and talk about, it was easy with you. You were a very, very special person, and I’m glad to know that so many others think the same way that I do. You will be greatly missed, my friend.

Kelly, much love to you, Matt, Mr. Ernie, and your family at this difficult time. We send you our love and prayers.

Heidi (Lewis) Bennett 2018-01-03T05:16:00

Barb was an amazing lady, I have so much respect for her. She will be greatly missed by so many. Rest in Peace my friend, until we meet again.

Beth Cooper 2018-01-03T05:14:51

Barb was a great friend that will be dearly missed

Barb LaMere 2018-01-03T05:13:46

Barb was a beautiful spirit, with love for everyone. I will miss her. My sincere condolences to her family. Lorel Nilsen

Lorel Nilsen 2018-01-03T05:12:49

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