COLUMBUS - Donald E. Marker, 63, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at the Columbus Community Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at First United Methodist Church, 2710 14th St., in Columbus, with Pastor Dusty Sprague officiating. Interment will be in the All Saints Cemetery in Columbus.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday at McKown Funeral Home, in Columbus, continuing 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

Donald E. Marker was born Nov. 8, 1947, in Spalding, to Harvey and Nellie (Suntken) Marker. He received his education in Petersburg. He worked on a ranch west of Petersburg before moving to Columbus. He married Carol Afrank in 1967 in Columbus. Don worked for over forty years with Lyman-Richey-Central Sand & Gravel. On Aug. 5, 1983, he married Linda Vondra Mullinix in Columbus. Don enjoyed traveling and loved to dance. He enjoyed working with his hands, spending time in his shop designing projects and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Marker, of Columbus; daughter, Christi Marker, of Columbus; daughter, Tamara (Darin) Holley, of Columbus; son, Jeff (Heidi) Mullinix, of Columbus; son, Troy (Kendra) Marker, of Seward; daughter, Wendy Hoadley, of Columbus; mother-in-law, Dorothy Vondra, of Schuyler; brother, Sonny (Delores) Marker, of Columbus; brother, Bob (Fern) Marker, of Columbus; brother, Bill Marker, of Platte Center; brother, Dan Marker, of Platte Center; sister, Eileen Carnahan, of Columbus; sister, Phyllis (Bob) Burke, of Mississippi; sister, Evelyn (Jerry) Ehrn, of Florence, Ariz.; sister, Donna (L.D.) Hatcher, of Oklahoma; sister, Shirley (Chuck) Sandoval, of Colorado; sister, Carol (Bob) Terry, of Columbus; sister, Sharon Heller, of Platte Center; sister, June (Ron) Swanson, of Columbus; sister, Delores Miller, of Columbus; sister, Bonnie Kobbs, of Colorado; sister, Betty Devoll, of Columbus; brother-in-law, Gene (Jean) Vondra, of Milford; brother-in-law, Gary (Ronda) Vondra, of Fremont; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers-in-law; and his father-in-law, Ladislav Vondra.