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Carl Henry Johanningsmeier, 88, of Freelandville, passed away Friday at the Freelandville Community Home. Carl was born March 23, 1929, in Westphalia, the son of Edwin and Hilda (Spanger) Johanningsmeier. He married Marilyn Linneweber on June 20, 1950.
Carl was a member of the Bethel Church in Edwardsport, Christian Partners Sunday school class, prominent member of many dairy organizations, founding board member of the Kyana Milk Producers, which later merged and became part of Dairymen, Inc., board member and president of the Indiana Holstein Association, an Indiana Master Farmer and a brother Gideon of the Knox County Camp.
Carl is survived by his children, Roger (Chris) Johanningsmeier of Edwardsport and Carla (Tony) Roberts of Hampstead, North Carolina; grandchildren Ryan Johanningsmeier, Kari Preston, Jeffrey (Kate) Johanningsmeier, Olivia (Will) Adair and Reed (Erica) Roberts; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Marilyn on July 22, 2013; son Doug Johanningsmeier; brothers Alfred and Elmer Johanningsmeier; and sister Mary Ann Johanningsmeier.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bethel Church, Edwardsport. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. He will be laid to rest at Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church or the Gideon's of the Knox County Camp. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.
Published on April 14, 2017
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