Carl O. Schlueter


Carl O. Schlueter, 73, of Boyne City, formerly of Traverse City, passed away on Aug. 7, 2019 after a brief bout of cancer. Carl was born in Traverse City on Oct. 7, 1945 the son of Carl Oscar and Bernice Cecilia (Zeits) Schlueter.
Carl graduated from Traverse City High School in 1963 and later attended Northwest Michigan College and the Greer Technical Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
Carl served his country in the U.S. Air Force from Oct. 4, 1965 to Jan. 31, 1969.
Carl married Shirley Ann Lavender June 3, 1967 in Macon, Georgia; she passed away on June 18, 2006.
Carl enjoyed fishing, hunting, slot car racing, watching his brother play music and spending time with his family.
Carl retired from Peninsula Construction and then enjoyed working at Art's Auto.
Carl is survived by wife, Sherry Schlueter; they were married on April 28, 2019; daughters, Shelia M. (Ty Hayman) Schlueter and Sherry (Scott) Opper; grandchildren, Priscilla, Cassandra, Haleigh, Jacob, Gabrielle, Dustin, Ashley and Geoffrey; great-grandchildren, Korbyn, Kymber, Dawson and Oliver; siblings, Linda Puffer (Milt Irish), Brenda (Jim) Harrelson, David (Malu) Schlueter, Duane (Rachel) Schlueter; many nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Jeremy Scott Toton and Jessica Bearup; and step granddaughter, Billijo Lewis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Bernice Schlueter.
An informal gathering and light food reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a brief service at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at Life Story Funeral Home, 400 Hammond Road W.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherryland Humane Society.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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