James William Carl

May 07, 1945 - October 14, 2012

James William Carl

May 07, 1945 - October 14, 2012


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Obituary for James William Carl

James W. Carl of Hamilton, died October 14, 2012, at Holland Hospital.

He was born in Lansing to Rexford and Amy Lou Carl. He attended Michigan State University and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. James worked as a life insurance underwriter and estate planner, and was a member of Knights of Columbus and American Legion. James was also a council member at the parish he attended, as well as a choir member and soloist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Katharyn Carl; a sister, Connie; and grandchildren, Zachary and Emma. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; his son, Scott (Kerrie) Carl; daughter, Jamie (David) Tidd; two brothers; four sisters; and seven grandchildren.

Services will take place at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. Visitation and luncheon will follow at Fr. Nash Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Assoc. or American Heart Assoc.

On-line condolences may be made to Lakeshore Memorial at www.lakeshorememorial.com.

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