The Free Press, Mankato, MN

June 11, 2013

Robert F. DeMars


— Robert F. DeMars, 84, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, was called home to heaven Wednesday June 5, 2013, in Springdale. He was born November 1, 1928, in North Mankato, Minnesota, the son of DeMars and Bertha Scoffield-DeMars.

 He and his wife, Edna moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1994 to retire. Edna his beloved wife of 52 years preceded him in death.

 Survivors include his daughter, Debra Cox of Fayetteville, son-in-law Raymond Cox of Fayetteville, daughter, Renee Collins of Fayetteville; sister, Grace Nelson of South Rapids, MN; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

 He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Army during Korean Conflict and in the National Guard. He will be buried with Military Honors.

 We will always remember him for his devotion to family and his sense of humor.

 The family will have a graveside service later under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home.

 To sign the online guest book please visit

www.nelsonberna.com