Mark J Himler

August 9, 1954February 23, 2013
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Mark J. Himler,Papillion,NE,USN Capt.,Retired Born in Latrobe, PA to Samuel and Ruth Himler. Served 26 years in the US Navy and was a Navigator in the A-6 Intruder. Deployed on Aircraft carriers around the world and served as XO of the USS Kitty Hawk. Was a Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton at the time of his death. Survived by wife of 33 years Carla And beloved daughter Laura Himler,Omaha, NE Brother Richard (Martha) Himler, Mechanicsburg,PA Sister Susan (Russell) Walker,Greensburg,PA 17 nieces, nephews, their spouses and children. Visitation: Wed. 1-8 PM with the family receiving friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Kahler-Dolce Mortuary,Papillion,NE Service: Thurs. 11:00 AM at the Thanksgiving Lutheran Church,Bellevue,NE Interment: Fairview Cemetery,Papillion,NE with military honors by US Navy. Memorials to will be directed by the family.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mark J Himler

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Kelvin Murray

September 20, 2013

I just came across this notice, I'm ery sorry to hear this, Capt Himler and I served in VA55 1985-86, we always enjoyed our conversation with each other being from Nebraska,I'm an African American and we always joke about the African American population was only in Omaha, he was always so humble and very leveled. God bless you all

Michael Leschinsky

August 12, 2013

Dear Carla and Laura,
Mark was a great role model for me to follow as a Junior Officer while in VA-36. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michael and Charlene Leschinsky

Brian Scott

March 21, 2013

A great leader, naval officer, and friend. I was privileged to serve with Mark at Oceana and at STRATCOM. Sincere condolences....Fair winds and following seas.

March 10, 2013

My heart goes out to you and your family during this tough time. I know you are a special person and that your husband must have been very special too. Thinking of you. Kathryn Gribben

CAS and Barb Hartfelder

March 6, 2013

Dear Carla and Laura. Barb and I were so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. He was one of the finest men I had the pleasure to know. As a new "Puncher" and later in the RAG, Mark was always the type of Officer and more importantly the type of person, we who knew him aspired to be. You two were very special people and Barb and I will treasure that time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Laura and Mark. He will be missed.

Cheryl Johnston

March 5, 2013

Dear Carla and Laura,
Jay and I had the pleasure of being in Mark's command (the roadrunners) many years ago. Over the years we have referred to Marks strong yet easy going leadership that was mixed with wisdom and humor, as being one of our role models. He was a great man and it was a privilege to have served under him. We are so sorry for your loss, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl and Jay Johnston

March 4, 2013

I know you may not know me but I have cut Mark's hair for the past 5+ years and was supposed to see him on Saturday. When he didn't show up(which is so unlike him)I texted him. I had not heard back and was hoping to not come across this in the obituary. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family! -Hayden

Luke Shows

March 4, 2013


Mark (XO to me) was the XO of VA-36 when I came aboard as a new B/N in 1993. I could not have asked for a better role model as a leader, fellow B/N and especially as a man.

I think I should share with you that I just learned of Mark's passing while searching for him on Facebook. I was hoping to become his FB friend but my heart sank as I found his obituary instead. My thoughts turned to Mark yesterday for some reason and again this morning and I haven't seen or spoken with him in almost 20 years. I believe God put him on my heart and I hope my words help to bring you some level of joy at this difficult time. I have often thought fondly of my time with him and the positive influence he has had on my life.
God's ways are not our ways so take comfort in knowing He has a plan and He is in control. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Luke Shows

Paul Beran

March 3, 2013


I am so sorry to her of your loss. May God Bless you and your family.

Beau and Maryann Keally

March 1, 2013

Carla and Laura,
We held Mark in the greatest affection and respect. He had a life that was well lived and a better man you will not find. Mark and I had quite a few adventures together. Once he even prepared an inflight picnic which included a checkered tablecloth while in the tanker pattern out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. He always had his priorities straight. We will miss him.