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Carl R. Ingersoll, 70, of rural Greenville, passed away Friday morning, May 6, 2005 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice after a lengthy battle with diabetes. The son of of Clifford Raymond Sr. & Maude Kathleen (Hamilton) Ingersoll, he was born on Oct. 23, 1934 in Lowville, New York. On Jan. 24, 1953, at the Congregational Church parsonage in Greenville, he married Marjorie L. Silverthorne. Carl retired from Federal Mogul after 40 years of service, and had also served in the Michigan National Guard for 22 years. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fly fishing, bear hunting, and gardening. He was a past master and a life member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 96, a member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101, and a former member of the Saladin Shrine. Carl took great pride in his entire family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stanley Ingersoll and Cliff Ingersoll; and a sister, Shirley Ingersoll.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Marge Ingersoll; their four children, Kathy & Aaron Christensen, JoEllen Bass, Carl & Paulette Ingersoll, and Kevin Bruce & Ann Ingersoll, all of Greenville; eleven grandchildren, Todd & Erica Christensen, Jared Christensen, Elizabeth Christensen, Miranda & Brandon Sanders, Julie Bass, Stephanie Bass, Jeremy Ingersoll, Justin Ingersoll, Joshua Ingersoll, Ashley & Ray Warner, and Kevin Michael Ingersoll; seven great grandchildren, Riley, Amara, Zachary, Connor, Kenzy, Raven, and Rachael; a brother and three sisters-in-law, Ed & Alice Ingersoll, Claudia Ingersoll, and Ruth Ingersoll-Finkbeiner; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth & Tom Williams, and Florence Kahler; siblings-in-law, Harry & Patricia Silverthorne, Ethan & Virginia Silverthorne, Frances Merren, Dorothy Williams, and Virginia & Bob Lincoln; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge. Military honors, rendered by the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 will conclude the service. Honoring Carls wishes, cremation will follow privately at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford. Visitation is on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.


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