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Dr Elvina Neufeld Martens
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1926
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 2012
Goshen
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA

Elvina was born Feb. 11, 1926 in Chicago, Ill. to John T. and Catherine (Wiens) Neufeld. She married Rudolph C. Martens Dec. 28, 1951 in Chicago.

They had two sons, John (Danile) Martens, and Philip (Janet Liechty) Martens; a daughter, Elizabeth (Cleon) Claassen, six grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Her sister, Edith (Steve) Michalovic; and a brother, Ernest (Lila Penner) Neufeld survived her.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Wanita Neufed Kressly and Helen Catherine Neufeld Coon.

Elvina graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1950. She served as a missionary doctor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (sometimes known as Zaire) for 18 years. During sabbaticals and after retiring from the mission field she practiced medicine in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

She enjoyed playing word games, singing, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Her sisters remember her as always being the best at pickup sticks!

She was a member of the Silverwood Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Medical Association.

Her ashes were scattered at the memorial gardens, with plans to also take some to Africa to be scattered there.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John T Neufeld (1895 - 1961)
  Catherine Rachel Wiens Neufeld (1899 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  Rudolph C. Martens (1926 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Esther Wanita Neufeld Kressly (1923 - 1998)*
  Elvina Neufeld Martens (1926 - 2012)
  Helen Catherine Neufeld Coon (1934 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Some ashes scattered at Greencroft, some saved to possibly take to Congo at a later date
 
Burial:
Greencroft Memorial Gardens
Goshen
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 11, 2013
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