Martell passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Eventide in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 92.
Martell was born on May 5, 1925 in Horace, ND, the son of Melvin and Alma (Fjelstad) Stenberg. He grew up in this area and attended country schools. He began working on the family farm at an early age.
Martell was united in marriage to Luella Huhner on August 27, 1949. They made their home in Fargo where he worked for various trucking companies. During retirement he drove truck for an area farmer helping during harvest season.
Martell is survived by his wife of 68 years, Luella of Fargo; his daughters – Darlene (Steven) Hans of Davenport, ND and Phyllis (Michael) Sharkey of Texarkana, TX; two grandsons – Kyle and Carter Hans; his siblings – Joyce Chaney of Suitland, MD and Joanne Pilger of Orlando, FL; and his brothers-in-law, Virgil Jasch and Richard Peterson.
Martell was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Linda Stenberg; his siblings – Floyd (Edna) Stenberg, Margie Jasch, Lucille Peterson; and his in-laws – William Chaney and Lloyd Pilger.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 PM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Eventide in Fargo (3225 51st Street South, Fargo)
GATHERING: one hour prior to the service in the nursing home chapel
BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo