Albert 'Dick' R. Carmien
Albert "Dick" R. Carmien, 81, of Lake Ann, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at his home. Dick was born Jan. 13, 1938 in Williamsburg to the late Aubrey and Louella (Boullion) Carmien.
He graduated from Traverse City High School in 1956. He married the love of his life, Vera Mae Goin, on July 11, 1959 in Lake Ann.
Dick had been employed with Cherryland Electric Cooperative as a supervisor and underground engineer. He retired in 1994 after over 25 years of service.
In his spare time, Dick enjoyed deer hunting, riding his snowmobile, playing golf and being at their cottage on Lake Ann. Above all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Elsie, was his greatest joy.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Vera; a son, Max (Holly) Carmien; a daughter, Amy Marie (Linda Peck) Carmien; his grandchildren, Jessica (Joshua Winowiecki) Carmien and Spencer (Jordan) Carmien; and a great-granddaughter, Elsie Winowiecki. Also surviving are a brother; Aubrey "Butch" (Kathleen) Carmien; as well as his nieces, nephews and special caregivers, Keith and Marie.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Dowd and Linda Weathers.
In accordance with Dick's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service will be announced at a later date.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to the Almira Township Historical Society, PO Box 91, Lake Ann, MI 49650; or Hospice of Michigan, 10850 E. Traverse Highway #1155, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Dick's family at his tribute page at
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 12, 2020


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Kathleen Simone Jakee
Jan 14, 2020
Prayers going out to all of you.
Vera we met one time at family function, my (Simone) family lived on Eleventh Street. Linda and I were closer and ran together. We all loved the Carmien/Gilpin families.
Dick all so was the lineman that hooked up our (Jakee) trailer.

Vera so very sorry for your loss.
Del and Phyllis Roelofs
Jan 13, 2020
Vera, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Terry and Susan Arnold
Jan 12, 2020
Vera, our heart goes out to you with Dick’s passing. Terry always appreciated Dick’s conversations when he came to work for you both. You are in our prayers.
Vince and Barb Edwards
Jan 12, 2020
We’re sending a warm felt love to the Carmien family. Dick was such a blessing to our family throughout the years, from keeping a watchful as our kids grew up summering up north, to assisting with endless help and advise with projects; coupled with his resourcefulness throughout the decades. We’ve been blessed to have Dick and Vera as loved neighbors for years. We’ll miss Dick but know he lived a great life. Prayers for Vera and family now and in the ensuing days.