Max M. Marr

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RAPID CITY - Max M. Marr, 81, Rapid City, died, Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Fountain Springs Healthcare in Rapid City, after a prolonged illness.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at the LifeSpring Wesleyan Church in Sturgis, with Pastor Glen Duggin officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Max was born May 27, 1935, in Coyville, KS to Joseph and Alph (Bentley) Marr. While still in Nursery School, he met the young lady that would become his wife, Janice Williams. They dated all through high school and they married on April 11, 1954 at Elko, NV. They were married 62 years and together for 77. Max served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict as a Yeoman First Class. On his return from war, Max entered college at the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, eventually graduating with a master's degree in education. After graduation, Max took a teaching position in Pendelton, OR. In 1963, Max joined the FBI as a special agent. He spent 23 years in the Bureau ending that career in 1986 in Grand Junction, Colo. After retirement, Max started and operated his own private investigators service for a number of years. Max was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many family filled hours in the field and on the water.

Max is survived by his wife, Janice N. Marr, son Richard Marr, two daughters; Diana (Dean) Heymans, and Kellie (Blake) Thomas, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sister Jody (Bob) Dawson, brother –in-law, Joe Williams, two nephews; Danny Miller, and Jack Williams, and three nieces; Deana Miller, Cathy Mitzie and Michelle Dawson.

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He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Alpha Marr, and his father-in-law Jack and mother-in-law Vita Williams.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis

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