Carl “Ricky” Key Mar, 72, of Wichita, KS passed away November 4, 2021.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield. Visitation will be held from 11 AM -1 PM prior to services. Graveside services with military honors will follow at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery of Winfield. Memorial contributions in Carl’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, donations may be left in the care of the funeral home.
Carl was born on July 18, 1949, in Wichita, KS to parents Ning S. and Ping W. Mar. He attended Wichita East high school and graduated in 1967. Carl served his country in the US Army in Vietnam and continued to serve as a navy and army communication reservist. He later volunteered to serve in Iraq, for a total of 29 years of service with a rank of Master Sargent. Carl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Wichita State University and studied at Syracuse University in New York.
Carl was a gifted artist and taught graphic arts at Wichita State. When he wasn’t teaching, he took on independent graphic design jobs. Carl was also the editor of his own magazine from 1980-84 and worked at Blick Benest Company until his retirement. Carl was united in marriage to Margareth Baez Lapiuk in Asuncion Paraguay on November 21, 2009. Carl enjoyed gardening, photography cooking, and carpentry and was an animal lover.
Carl is survived by his wife Margareth, his son Nathan Mar (Shauna), daughter Hayley Bauswell (Joe), grandchild Maycie Bauswell, mother Ping W. Mar, siblings Susan Bliss, Ann Mason, Wilbur Mar, Elaine Stolze and numerous nephews and nieces. Carl is preceded in death by his father.
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