Carl W. Brant, 80, of Mancelona, passed away at home on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. He was born at home in Scofield on Jan. 6, 1939, youngest of seven, to the late Frank and Martha (Richmire) Brant.
Carl graduated from Monroe High School in 1957.
He went to work for Carron and Company and then for Plastic Products before starting his own business, where Carl used fiberglass to manufacture race car bodies and pieces for motor homes. He ended up working and retiring from Ford Motor Company as a metal model maker.
Carl married Janet L. Liedel on Feb. 13, 1960 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee. After retiring they moved to their property in Mancelona and Carl designed and built their dream home. He was very artistic, a meticulous craftsmen, had an awesome sense of humor and a quick wit that never left him.
Carl is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janet (Liedel); children, James (Nancy), Leannda (Matthew) Bruck, Pamela Gardner and Paul (Jackie) Brant; grandchildren, Lary, Nathaniel, Jennifer, Megan, Kassandra, Rachael, Vaughn and Jacob; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Clinton and Charles (Jean); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; son, Carl Frank Brant; infant son, Lary M. Brant; granddaughter, Chelsea Bruck; and siblings, Jack, Margaret, James and Dorothy.
Services will be on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Divine Grace (St. Joseph) Catholic Church in Maybee. The family will have a visitation hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Michael Woroniewicz will officiate. A luncheon will follow at Madonna Hall.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on October 9, 2019