Age 90, was born to Eternal Life on May 6, 2021. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charles Kustner, and her parents, Kenneth and Mary Penwell. Beloved mother of Catherine Kustner, Thomas (Carmela) Kustner, and Anne (John) Haser. Grandmother of Lauren, Gabriela, Richard (Soledad), Natalie, Nathan, Edward, and Andrew Kustner, and Isabelle Haser. Great-grandmother of Sayeh Kustner-Laboy and Safiyeh Kustner-Laboy. Also survived by her brother Kent (Kathy) Penwell. Martie was born October 1, 1930 in Pana, IL. After attending Villa Duchesne in St. Louis, she graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952. She married her sweetheart Chuck in 1954 and together, Chuck and Martie raised three children with their strong Catholic values. For over 50 years, Martie was instrumental with helping with the Petawa Cultural Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish in Elm Grove (1260 Church St.) on Wednesday, May 19 beginning at 10:00 AM. The church will be open for prayer at 9:00 AM. There will be a private family burial later in the day.
The family wishes to thank the St. Camillus Hospice team for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Petawa Cultural Center are much appreciated.
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