DAVENPORT -- Vickie N. Martzahn, 71, of Davenport, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Genesis-East Rusholme Street. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, March 25, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the family for the charity of family’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
She was born May 10, 1945, in West Liberty, Iowa, daughter of Virgil Nauman and Carla Christensen and Bud Phend. Vickie Nauman was united in marriage to Richard Martzahn on Sept. 5, 1975, in Davenport. He preceded her in death in December of 2008.
Vickie was employed with the Davenport School System as a para-educator. She adored the special education students she worked with. Vickie was known for her very generous personality, giving to everyone, whether she knew them or not. She loved reading. She will be remembered as the life of the party and an “old hippie.” Her favorite word was “Peace.”
Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Tammy (Douglas) Canada of Davenport, and Tina Jarvis of Tucson, Arizona; granddaughters, Lauren and Lindsey Heidt; two great-grandsons, Dorian and Declan; brother Kelly (Sandy) Phend of Florida, Perry (Lori) Phend of Wisconsin; sister, Penny (Mike) Cmehil of Ohio; nieces and nephews, Garry Toliver, Teri Toliver, Michael Toliver, Sara Toliver and Jody Teepe, Kyle Phend, Kandy Lange, Angela Selchter, Daniel Palmer, Michael Cmehil, Doug Cmehil, Steven Cmehil, Jeremy Cmehil, and Katie Phend.
Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Priscilla Toliver and brother, Marvin Daulfeldt.