STAFF

Once you request the services of The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Inc., we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

 John J. Martenson, Sr.

Funeral Director/Mortician

John J. Martenson, Sr.

John grew up in Detroit and graduated from Wayne
State University in 1961. He is enjoying his
retirement and spends time between Northern
Michigan and Florida.

 Leona J. Martenson

In Memoriam
July 20, 1939 – September 6, 2008

Leona J. Martenson  

 John J. Martenson, Jr.

President
Funeral Director/Mortician

John J. Martenson, Jr.

John was born in Detroit and raised in Trenton where he currently resides. He has a degree in Economics and a minor in Science from Albion College. John also went on to graduate from Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science. His memberships include St. Paul Lutheran Church, Trenton Rotary, Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, National Funeral Directors Association, Michigan Funeral Directors Association, Chairman of Thomas Shumate Endowment for the Arts and Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club, the Southern Great Lakes Symphony and the YMCA. John and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons.

 Jennifer Bollo Martenson

Jennifer Bollo Martenson

Jennifer graduated from Trenton High School and still resides in Trenton along with her husband, John, and 3 sons. In 2000, Jennifer was appointed to the Trenton Planning Commissions by the past Mayor. She was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Downriver Guidance Center in December 2001-2003. She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Trenton, and is a realtor with Carol Bollo and Associates.

 Michael J. Martenson

Michael J. Martenson

Michael, a graduate of Trenton, attended Adrian College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 2012, and then earned a Bachelor of Mortuary Science from Wayne State University in 2014. Outside of funeral service, Michael is a musician and recording engineer and enjoys traveling. He is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and lives in Wyandotte with his fiancé, Hillary.

 Thomas J. Crete

General Manager
Funeral Director/Mortician

Thomas J. Crete

Tom has been with the Martenson family since 1979. He graduated from Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science in 1980, and is a licensed Mortician/Funeral Director with the State of Michigan. Tom serves Arbor Hospice & Home Care as a member of the Emeritus Board of Directors; the Board of Directors of the Allen Park Chamber of Commerce; is a member and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Allen Park; is a member of the Father Saylor Knights of Columbus Council #3774; and is a member of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish. Tom and his wife, Gale, have three daughters and six grandchildren.

 Robin A. Locklear

Funeral Director/Mortician

Robin A. Locklear

Robin has been with the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes for nearly 30 years. In 1989 she graduated from Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science. She is a member of Michigan Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors Association, and is a former member of Allen Park Business and Professional Women. Robin and her husband, Nathan, attend Woodhaven Free Will Baptist Church.

 Jeffrey T. Welker

Funeral Director/Mortician

Jeffrey T. Welker

Jeffrey is a U.S. Navy Veteran. He attended Monroe County Community College, Ferris State College and Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science. Jeffrey is a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Monroe Masonic Lodge #27, Monroe Scottish Rite, Monroe Shrine Club, Detroit Zenobia Shrine 32nd Degree, Viet Nam Veterans of America-Monroe, and the First Downers Club. He and his wife, Susan, have 2 sons, Ryan and Derek.

 Thomas M. Trouten

Funeral Director/Mortician

Thomas M. Trouten

Thomas is a 1991 graduate from Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science. He and his wife, Brandi, are proud parents of 2 children and are members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monroe. An avid outdoorsman, Tom is a State Officer for Duck’s Unlimited. He is a member of The Monroe Club and also has been an active volunteer for the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Monroe County and the American Red Cross.

 John Yuhasz

Funeral Director/Mortician

John Yuhasz

John attended Hope College and WCCC for Undergraduate Studies and graduated in 1982 from Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Past President of Southgate Lions Club. John serves on the T.I.F.A. Board in the city of Southgate, and formerly served on the Southgate Planning Commission. He attends St. Cyprian Catholic Church and has a son, Zach, with his wife Tami.

 Ryan M. Wahl

Funeral Director/Mortician

Ryan M. Wahl

Ryan received his Bachelor degree in 1999 from Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose - Lodge 884, Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and the Michigan Embalmers Society. He attends St. Mary Catholic Church in Monroe where he resides.

 Derek C. Welker

Funeral Director/Mortician

Derek Welker

Derek was born and raised in Monroe and graduated from Monroe High School in 2003. He attended Central Michigan University, Monroe County Community College and Wayne State University receiving his Bachelor degree in 2011. He is a licensed Mortician/ Funeral Director with the State of Michigan and is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and the Michigan Embalmers Society. His hobbies include any outdoor activity, sports, reading, and historical studies.

 David A. Martenson

Advanced Planning Funeral Director

David Graduated from Trenton High School in 1978 and attended Western Michigan University for his Undergraduate Studies, graduating in 1984 from Wayne State University, Department of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Allen Park Rotary club (past President). He and his wife Lynda attend Allen Park Presbyterian Church and live in Allen Park. David is the proud father of Elizabeth and David Jr. “I have been involved in Funeral Service for most of my adult life and I’m honored to be back working with the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes as an Advanced Planning Director. It’s very important to me to help guide individuals and families to make informed decisions on funeral pre-arrangements”.

Jeffrey A. Kelley

Advanced Planning Funeral Director

Jeffrey A. Kelley is an Advanced Planning Funeral Director for the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director in both Michigan and Ohio. Jeff has worked in funeral service for 15 years and has an expansive knowledge of different types of life insurance. His knowledge of funeral service and insurance enables him to better assist families with their advance funeral planning decisions. He lives in Monroe with his wife Jennifer and two daughters.

 Fred Cislo

Funeral Celebrant
Aftercare and Grief Services

Fred Cislo

Fred graduated from Madonna University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Major Seminary with his M.A.P.S. He belongs to Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park, and is a former Hospice Chaplain.

 Phae Burd

Administrative Assistant – Ridge Chapel

Phae Burd

Phae attended Henry Ford Community College where she received her Business Management degree. She is also a member of the Sports Car Club of America and is fulfilling her requirements to become a member of the Westshore Sailing Club. Phae has 4 children, 2 stepchildren and 11 grandchildren. She previously served as secretary and Commodored wife of the West Shore Sailing Club. She has also been with the Martenson family since 2002.

 Marcia Bushell

Administrative Assistant – Allen Park Chapel

Marcia Bushell

Marcia graduated from Melvindale High School. She loves to bowl, camp, go 4-wheeling and spend time with family. Marcia and her husband, Mark, have a son, Michael.

 Danielle DiPonio

Marcia Bushell

Danielle graduated in 2012 from Trenton High School, having been a member of the Homecoming court the same year. In addition to obtaining her high school diploma, she successfully earned her Dental Assistant Certificate while in high school. Prior to her joining the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, she held employment positions such as being a Dental Assistant, a Server and a Director of First Impressions/Receptionist at a hair salon in the Downriver area. Residing in Trenton, Danielle finds joy in living life to the fullest and providing help to others.

 

 

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"Thank you so much for taking such care with my Dad and family. You made such a difference for us all."

Fondly, Cathy Macdonald