Martin "Marty" Kerekes, 77, died Friday (May 24, 2013) at Newton Medical Center. He was born February 11, 1936 in Germany and was raised by his step father and mother Alex and Katrina (Klein) Juskowitz. On July 22, 1978 he married Clara D. Claassen in Westerly, R.I. and she survives of the home. Marty worked as a truck driver for Farmer's Oil Company. He has a passion for cars and motorcycles and enjoyed both driving and taking care of them.
He is survived by his wife Clara Kerekes of North Newton, Kansas; daughter Christy Kerekes of Wichita, Kansas; Brothers George Kerekes of New York and Hans and Matt Kerekes of New Jersey. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews
Marty is preceded in death by his mother and two brothers John and Mike Kerekes.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday (May 28, 2013) at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor·fs Florence and Weldon Schloneger of Faith Mennonite Church in Newton presiding. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to service time on Tuesday at the Petersen Chapel
Memorials are suggested in Marty·fs name to Newton Medical Center Critical Care Unit 600 Medical Center Drive Newton, KS 67114