January 21, 2020

Rev. Carl W. Waidelich

Died May 7, 2019


The Rev. Carl William Waidelich, 87, of Oakland County passed away surrounded by his loved ones Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

He was born June 29, 1932, in Saginaw, the son of Eberhardt and Marie (Koenes) Waidelich. He lived in Oakland County for the past 12 years, previously residing in Lincoln Park. Carl proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for four years. After serving, Carl held numerous sales positions and then became a Lutheran minister. He ministered at churches in Killeen, Texas, Grand Rapids, and the last one before he retired was the Community Lutheran Church in Flat Rock. After retiring, he became active as a chaplain for the first responders downriver and was a family counselor.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Shell (Bill) Fairful and Fawn Waidelich; son, Eric Waidelich; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Jacqueline (Lyle) Johnson and Barbara (Carl) Soll.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Marena Mikol.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. until the time of service. He will be laid to rest at Pine River Cemetery, Standish. Arrangements are in the care of Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin, www.hallkokotovichfuneralhome.com.


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