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Bruce Carl, 90, of Greenfield

Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Greenfield United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Eric Schubert will officiate the service.   

Open Visitation: Will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Thursday, November 29th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. 

Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the Bruce Carl memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. 

Bruce Edward Carl was born October 30, 1928, the son of Walter and Ocia (Weaver) Carl in Grand River Township, Adair County, Iowa. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at home in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 90.

Bruce attended country school in Adair County until he began high school in Menlo, graduating in 1948. After graduation he farmed with his family. In 1950, on the square in Fontanelle he met the love of his life, Kathryn C. Strong. They married April 1, 1951. He joined the Army in 1951 until November of 1953, serving in France. He and Kathryn also had begun their own army consisting of Ronda, Sandy, Linda, Roy, Ruth, Edward, Di and Roger. After his discharge he went back to farming until he began bridge construction for the next 45 years. Retiring in 2007, he continued to have to be busy all the time even if it was something he shouldn’t be doing.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards and board games, bowling, camping and coon hunting. But most of all he loved being surrounded by his family and extended family. He was always ready to pick on whoever happened to be around.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Arnold Christensen; son, Edward; sons-in-law, Kennie Gebbie, Mark Lundberg and Doug Campbell; daughter-in-law, Roxanne Miller; granddaughter, Shelly Wheatley; parents-in-law, Floyd and Bessie Strong; brothers-in-law, Charles Strong, Darwin Weaver and Jim Wolfe.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn Carl of Greenfield; children, Ronda (Pat) Benge of Greenfield, Sandy Lundberg of Des Moines, Linda (Eric) Stewart of Greenfield, Roy Carl of Fontanelle, Ruth Eilts (Marlo Smith) of Massena, Di (Bruce) Mensing of Greenfield and Roger Carl of Greenfield; daughter-in-law, Mindee Held of Greenfield; 26 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Vera Weaver of Des Moines, Nadine (Charles) Avey of Stuart, Margaret Wolfe of Marshalltown and Joyce Crabb of Ohio; brothers-in-law, Donald (Pat) Strong of Shreveport, LA and Marvin Dean (Lydia) Strong of Marion, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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