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Edward W. ‘Bud’ Carl

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Edward W. "Bud" Carl

STERLING – Edward W. “Bud” Carl, 83, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co., and then at Anixter, until his retirement in 1993. Bud served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954. 

Edward was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Sterling, the son of Walter E. and Margaret A. (Pigg) Carl. He married Janet Oltmanns on April 24, 1960, at St. John Lutheran Church, in Sterling. He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church. He was involved with the Loyal Lutherans, and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Janet, and three daughters, Anita Carl, Charlene (Douglas) O’Connell, and Denise Carl, all of Sterling; four grandchildren, Devin, Kellen, and Aislinn O’Connell, and Brynna Carl; one aunt, Deanie Christiansen of River Forest; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Shuman and Charlotte Gasso; and one brother in infancy, Jimmy Carl. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Mark Oehlert, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. 

Memorials have been established to St. John Lutheran Church and Self Help.

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