Michael D. Maertens, age 75, of Faribault, MN, and formerly of Edina, MN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Laurie LaLiberte and her children, Scott (Brittney), Katie, and Eric, and Shari Kowalke (Chuck) and their children, Drew (Lexi) and Abbie (Tanner), and great grandson, Mac Kowalke, all of Maple Grove, MN; sisters, Julie Kack (Myron), Susan Wischer (Ronald), both of Minneota, MN, and Mary Johnson of Marshall, MN; brother, Steve Maertens (Monica) of Texas; sister-in-law, Kathy Maertens of Spicer, MN; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hero and Marie; brother, Joe Maertens, and brother-in-law, Norman Johnson.
Mike was born on October 18, 1946, in Marshall, MN, to Hero and Marie (Savoie) Maertens. He graduated from Canby High School and later was married to Carolyn Bicek in Minneapolis, MN. Mike was the original owner and operator of Treats of Lonsdale for 15 years and also was a motor coach driver for Northfield Lines. Prior to that he was the Operations Control Manager for MGS in Maple Grove.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Brazil/Dudley social hall at the Church of St. Patrick in Shieldsville, 7525 Dodd Road, Faribault.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Lonsdale Volunteer Fire Department.