He was born August 15, 1956 in Hoisington the son of Kendall E. and Betty J. (Herrman) Martell. He was a graduate of Hays High School, and earned his bachelor’s degree in music education in 2002 and master’s degree in music education in 2003 from Fort Hays State University. He was a music instructor in the Wheatland-Grinnell School District.
Survivors include his mother, Betty of Hays, a brother; Brad Martell and wife Lillian of Bettendorf, IA, a sister; Debbie Bielefeld and husband Gene of Abilene, five nieces and nephews; Nate Martell and Bria Martell of Bettendorf, IA , Ryan Bielefeld of Overland Park, Kelly Bielefeld and wife Angie of Clearwater, and Darcy Doege and husband Kent of Charlotte, NC, and eleven great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kendall.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Fr. Terry Klein officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Wheatland-Grinnell School Music Department. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com