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Carl Burkett

March 19, 2018
Traverse City, MI



Saturday, March 24, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
Charity Baptist Church
20949 20 Mile Rd.
Paris, MI 49338
(231) 796-7112

Life Story / Obituary


Carl LeRoy Burkett, age 70, of Traverse City passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at his home after a long illness with Parkinson’s Syndrome. Carl was born on August 5, 1947 in Mesick, MI to Alfred and Julia (Ivancevic) Burkett.

He graduated from Cadillac High School and lived most of his adult life in Traverse City. Carl was an insurance salesman and owned his own carpet cleaning business, American Holmes. He attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church and Christ United Methodist Church in Traverse City. Carl was always busy helping others in need and supporting his daughters in their educational and work pursuits.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Ronk) whom he married on June 24, 1972; and three daughters, Lisa (Richard) Bowser of Three Rivers, MI; Denise (Eddie) Jakubowski of Traverse City, MI; and Melanie (Josh) Stellwagen of Pasadena, MD. Also survived by 10 grand children; his siblings Geralidine (Roger) Ford of Reed City, MI; Shirley (Will) Schafer of Cadillac, MI; Judy (Phil) Schafer of Caledonia, MI; Rodney (Sharon) Burkett of Holland, MI; Stanley Burkett of Grand Haven, MI; and Lonnie Burkett of Cadillac, MI and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sons Carl Jr. and Charlie Burkett.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 am at Charity Baptist Church, 20949 20 Mile Rd, Paris, MI. Graveside service will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please send donations to Munson Hospice of Traverse City. Please sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.