Carl D. Cooley, 93, of Fremont, passed away at his home on Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born on January 7, 1925 in Fremont to the late Sherman and Earsel (Taylor) Cooley.
Carl was a 1943 Fremont Ross High School graduate, and in 1943, he joined the Army serving during WWII, stationed in the Rhineland. He was wounded in France in 1944 and received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Unit Badge. He was discharged in 1946. Carl was a dedicated salesman at Spieldenner Floor Covering; retiring in 1990. Carl was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fremont, a member of the Fremont Exchange Club for over 64 years, an active member with the Habitat for Humanity and a member of Fremont VFW. He also enjoyed gardening.
On October 5, 1947, Carl married Marian Long. They shared a marriage of love and friendship for over 71 years, until her passing on October 20, 2018.
Surviving are children Randall (Judy) Cooley of Altoona, PA, Vicki Monroe of Okemos, MI and David (Sarah) Cooley of Eliot, ME; son-in-law Don (Karen) Wells of Minneapolis, MN; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and brother Benjaman (Donna) Cooley of Fremont.
Carl is preceded in death by his wife, Marian M. Cooley; daughter, Carla; and sister, Margie Cooley.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont. Funeral Services will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 7, 10:30 a.m., where there will be an additional hour of visitation prior to the service. Pastor Jody Rice will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will follow at McGormley Cemetery, Fremont.
Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.