Carl Caseman, 69

Carl E. Caseman, age 69, of rural Burr Oak, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his home.

Carl was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Constantine, a son to the late Lloyd C. and Marian (Dimmick) Caseman.

Carl graduated from Constantine High School with the Class of 1958 and later served in the U.S. National Guard.

On June 4, 1966, he married Patricia Lee Jensen which ended in divorce. He later married Carolyn Price which also ended in divorce. On Aug. 24, 1982, he married Ruth German in Centreville.

Carl had lived most of his life in Constantine moving to his home on Long Lake in 1986. He had owned and operated Caseman Marathon Gas station in Constantine for four years. He had been employed as a brick layer at BAC. Local 9 of Kalamazoo and also had been employed by Bracy and Jarhr of Union. Carl was owner, president and C.E.O. of Caseman Motor Car Co. of Burr Oak.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Caseman of Burr Oak; daughter, Melissa Sandker of Sturgis; two step-sons, Ronald German Jr. of Key West, Fla., and Brian German of Burr Oak; three grandchildren, Justin and August Adams of Colorado and Clarissa Sandker of Sturgis; step grandson, Trent German of LaGrange, Ind.; brother, Danny (Dana) Caseman of Altha, Fla.; three sisters, Nancy (Jerry) Preston, Bonnie Caseman and Sandra (Dennis) Blodgett, all of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles and Jeffrey Caseman; and one brother, Howard Caseman.

There will be no visitations or services at this time, cremation has taken place. Private graveside services and burial of cremains, will take place at a later date in Constantine Cemetery. If desired, the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Carl to Hospice of Sturgis. Envelopes will be available at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon.

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