Carl E. Font. 82, of Grover Hill, went to be with the Lord at 11:38 AM on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his residence while surrounded by his family. He was born March 28, 1936 in Grover Hill, to the late Charles E. & Almeda (Aldrich) Font.
Carl married the love of his life, Mary Ann Rohlf on August 29, 1956. Together they were members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He served 8 years in the Ohio National Guard and retired in 1998 from Federal Mogul after 40 years.
Carl was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed visiting their cabins on North Lake and Thunder Lake. As a man with many interests, he loved four-wheeling in the U.P., eating Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream, listening to Bluegrass music at Steve Scott’s Opry Barn and woodworking. In Carl’s words, “He never met a cookie he didn’t like.” Most of all, Carl was a true family man and cherished spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Font of Grover Hill; children, Elaine (Scott) Collins of Grover Hill; Bev (John) Gray of Defiance; Rick (Heather Kiracofe)Font of Grover Hill; son-in-law, Larry Couts of Defiance; brother, Ron (Peggy) Font of Greenville; sister, Nancy (Wayne) Ashbaugh of Huntington, IN; 13 grandchildren: Wes, Jeremy, Christopher, Lindsey, Matthew, Ashley, Kristen, Joni, Austin, Devyn, Hailey, Sean & Austin; as well as 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Couts.
Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Kurt Klingbeil presiding. Burial will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, and again from Monday at the church one hour prior to the funeral.
Preferred memorials are to CHP Home Care & Hospice of Paulding County or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com. Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.