Eldon Martell, 62, Quinter, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Gove County Medical Center.

He was born August 15, 1956 in Hoisington the son of Kendall E. and Betty J. (Herrman) Martell. He was a graduate of Hays High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in music education in 2002 and master’s degree in music education in 2003 from Fort Hays State University. He was a music instructor in the Wheatland-Grinnell School District.

Survivors include his mother Betty of Hays, brother Brad Martell and wife Lillian of Bettendorf, IA, sister Debbie Bielefeld and husband Gene of Abilene, nieces and nephews Nate Martell and Bria Martell of Bettendorf, IA , Ryan Bielefeld of Overland Park, Kelly Bielefeld and wife Angie of Clearwater, and Darcy Doege and husband Kent of Charlotte, NC and eleven great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Kendall.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Fr. Terry Klein officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Wheatland-Grinnell School Music Department. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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