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In loving memory of
Marta Gietzen
  • November 20, 1948
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  • August 28, 2020

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Marta Lee Gietzen, 71 of Plant City, Florida. Entered into eternal rest on August 28, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Marta born in Antigo, Wisconsin also lived in San Antonio, Texas. Marta obtained her Associate’s in Sciences Degree from Hillsborough Community College. Marta owned many hair salons. She has also practiced as a Private Investigator in the State of Florida with her husband Robert Gietzen whom she married in 1966 and subsequently raised five girls.

Marta is preceded in death by her Mother Dorothy Broussard and Father; Kenneth Dowling. Sister; Linda Gillespie, and son-in-law John M. Jones. Marta  is survived by her husband, Robert” Bill” Gietzen, Brother John (Barbara) Dowling, Lee (Theresa) Broussard, and sister Geni (Perri) Dowling Daughters: Lisa(Keith) O’brien, Cristal M. Gietzen , Jaime M. Gietzen-Jones, Sunnye (David) Macca, Desarae’ (Bradley) Mace. As well as her 13 grandchildren. Kristopher, Dylan, Karleigh, Beau, Chloe, Karys, Griffin, Hazel, David Jr., Mia’, Katalyn, Kristina, and Kodey.

Marta was constantly doing wedding and prom “hairdos” for the handfuls of friends her girls brought home. You can bet if you lived within 50 miles, Marta has done your hair or someone’s hair you know.

Marta; a true wife and mother, but to speak her name was synonymous with  “Grandmother”. Marta loved her Grandchildren. Even when she didn’t have time, she had time for them…just when it seemed there just couldn’t be room for one more she made sure to show us exactly how there could be. Marta loved to sew and this favorite pastime was clearly evident every time there was a new arrival, even if they were friends of friends ; she was sewing. Marta was the person who always had something helpful to say, she always had a kind word even if in a difficult situation she seemed to always have a different spin, but always trying her best to solve the problem…she really was thought of as EVERYONE’S Mom.

Mom, we will miss you our entire lives.

In lieu of flowers please forward any donations to https://secure.pancan.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app363b?df_id=2681&mfc_pref=T&2681.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=2B05BD2E7AF3C4574E2BC0AB473AD69A

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  1. Lynda Martens (Herbranson) says:
    13 Oct 2020
    It was a pleasure knowing you and working for the family business. It always had a smile on your face and goodie to eat. Thanks for the memories. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Rest in peace dear Marta.

  2. Cristal Gietzen posted an image:
    10 Oct 2020

  3. Cristal Gietzen posted an image:
    10 Oct 2020
    Cristal & momma
    Cristal & momma

  4. Earl, Mary, Tommy & Billy Cross lit a candle:
    18 Sep 2020
    Lit since September 18, 2020 at 9:39:33 PM

  5. Daniel Irvine says:
    18 Sep 2020
    You were always a wonderful woman, mother, wife and friend. You will really be missed.

  6. Jaime posted an image:
    18 Sep 2020
    How beautiful
    How beautiful

  7. Jaime posted an image:
    18 Sep 2020
    Sweet baby Marta
    Sweet baby Marta

  8. Jaime says:
    18 Sep 2020
    We couldn't have chosen a better Mom had we had the opportunity ♥️

  9. Jeff and Susie Marriott lit a candle:
    17 Sep 2020
    Lit since September 17, 2020 at 9:06:56 PM

  10. Jeff and Susie Marriott says:
    17 Sep 2020
    You will always be in our hearts and prayers. You had a big heart and alot of spunk. We will miss you dearly.

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