Carl Henry Dick went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 27, 2017 at his home in Falmouth, Michigan. He was 82.
He was born to Henry and Johanna (Winkel) on May 26, 1934 at what is now the centennial farm on Seven Mile Road near Falmouth, Michigan. He married Karlene Brinks on August 10, 1956. They celebrated 60 years together. In 1956 he took over the family farm while continuing to work at Chris Craft in Cadillac for 6 years. He loved farming with his children and grandchildren. Even after he retired he continued to drive tractor and loved to combine corn in the fall. He was a member of Prosper CRC where he served many times as a deacon and an elder. He was a member of a local Farm Bureau group for over 40 years. He saw the beauty in God's creation and loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, especially deer hunting, and was an avid Tigers fan.
Carl was blessed with 4 sons who he taught to love the Lord: Ronald and Bette, Keith and Rebecca, Gordon and Susan, and Jerry and Juli. He was a faithful grandpa to grandchildren Scott, Sarah(Peter) Brouwer, and Sydney; Bryan(Stephanie), Sherri(Aaron) Bootsma, Erin(Joshua) Schaub; David(Rachel), Dale(Lynnae), and Mark; Lindsey, Matthew, and Lucas; and great grandchildren Carson, Isaac, Lydia, and Josiah Dick, Olivia, Eli, Ezra, and Amos Bootsma, and 4 more expected soon.
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and siblings Ruth Lutke, Bernice Ebels, and Duane(Carolyn) Dick and in-laws Jerry Schepers and Dale(Marge) Brinks.
He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws Neal and Ann Brinks, Harvey Lutke, Harold Ebels, and Henritta Schepers.
Visitation will be held at Prosper CRC from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00 at Prosper CRC with Reverend Dirk Koetje officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Prosper CRC building fund. Condolences may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Funeral Service Information
Visitation: 2-4 & 7-9 at the church on Wed.
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM at the Prosper Christian Reformed Church
Interment: Vogel Center Cemetery
Officiating: Rev,. Dirk Koetje
Cal and I enjoyed being your friends and neighbors for may years.
Being mentors for D J and David brought us together in many situations.
Uncle Carl was a pillar in our community and church. He was a quiet gentle man who loved the Lord and his family dearly. Eric and I are praying for peace that passes understanding. Praise Jesus, it's only goodbye for now.
Our sympathies to the family and friends <3
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