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Donald Dean Mars

September 12, 1943 - May 19, 2013
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Funeral services for Donald Dean Mars, age 69 of Taft, will be conducted Friday at 11 Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Carter Hills Cemetery. Mr. Mars passed away Sunday night at his residence.

A native of Southerland, NE, he was the son of the late Harold Mars and Dorothy Dietz Duval. Mr. Mars was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U. S. Army, retired Systems Program Analyst and a member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife Gerda Leistner Mars of Taft, son Robert James Oliver of Gulf Shores, AL, daughter Gerda Ann Monroe of Dallas, TX, brother Raymond H. (Sue) Mars of Brandon, MS, sister Judy (Dennis) Stunkel of Broken Bow, NE, sister-in-law Loretta Mars of St. Augustine, FL wife of his brother Neal Mars, who preceded him in death, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the Mars family will be Thursday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

Schedule of Services
  • Service Location
  • Higgins Funeral Home
  • Visitation
  • Date: May 23, 2013
    Time: 5-8 PM
  • Service
  • Date: May 24, 2013
    Time: 11 AM