William A. “Starchy” Martens, age 87, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, Arizona. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 25, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Will post complete obituary when ready. In Lieu of flowers family would like memorials to be made to United Methodist Church or Masonic Lodge.