Rhonda Martenson, age 64, of Kearney, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, at St. Luke’s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, June 23, at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.
Rhonda was born April 9, 1956, in Kearney to Leonard and Royetta (Larkin) Warner. She grew up on a dairy farm south of Gibbon. She attended school at District 42 through the third grade and then Gibbon High School, graduating with the class of 1974.
Rhonda loved animals, especially her dogs. She also enjoyed being outdoors, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Rhonda helped her brother Gene with milking the cows and farming for several years. She was also employed at Nebraska Turkey Plant, Morris Press, Holiday Inn and most recently at Cabela’s.
On September 2, 2006, Rhonda was united in marriage to Albert Martenson, The couple made their home in Kearney.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Albert Martenson, of Kearney; sisters, Betty (Bud) Stall, of Gibbon, and Marilyn (Tom) Schachta, of Kearney; sister-in-law, Jan Warner, of Kearney; two halfbrothers; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Elinore Warner; brothers, Don Warner and Gene Warner; sister-in-law, June Warner; and two half-sisters.