Carl G. Boldt

Died: Mon., Oct. 8, 2012

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church

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Carl George Boldt, 58, of Temperance, MI, passed away unexpectedly at home & went to be with the Lord, the beautiful sunny morning of October 8, 2012. Born in Toledo on Friday, August 13, 1954, the youngest by 11 yrs. of 4 children, to Edwin and Alycemae Boldt (Relyea), who preceded him in death, he is survived by his wife Joan of 24 years, children Hannah and Bruce, daughter-in-law Liz, and granddaughters, Aliyah, Amiya, and Adalyn.  
    He is also survived by his sisters, Rev. Linda Zaye, McComb, Ohio, Barbara France, Maumee, and brother, Ed (Jan), Cincinnati. Diabetic since age 11, he attended Camp Zanika, a diabetic summer camp and maintained lifelong friendships with many fellow campers. Carl and family enjoyed hiking/camping vacations in the White Mountains of NH. Carl & Joan shared a love for wide varieties of music, & were past members of Church Choirs and the Toledo Choral Society.  
    Carl was a “backyard mechanic”, over the years he relished owning a wide array of American and Foreign cars, zealously preferred manual transmissions, was especially proud to own a Citroen SM with a Maserati motor. He had a passion for firearms and marksmanship.
    He loved dogs, and was a long time defender of the American Pit Bull Terrier after receiving a Pit Bull puppy as a birthday gift in 1984, and soon finding Bullies to be loving and devoted family dogs.
    A 1972 graduate of DeVilbiss High School, he attended UT and received an Associate Degree in Computer Sciences from Monroe Co. CC in 1991.  Carl had many talents & worked at a variety of jobs before entering the computer field working at Hickory Farms Corporate Office.
    He worked 9 yrs for LCIS-Lucas County Information Services as a computer network tech and was an IBEW Local 8 Union Steward until a fall at home in 2007 caused a Spinal Cord Injury & quadriplegia with no movement from the shoulders down.
     Carl met the challenges of this extreme life change with his characteristic optimism, good humor and love for life sculpted by his faith and love for God.
    Following his accident, Joan and Hannah provided for all Carl’s needs enabling him to remain at home, a beautiful blessing for him and the family. Carl’s peace & strength in the face of adversity were an inspiration to all who encountered him.  He was a shining example of God first, others second, me last, which defined him more and more as time progressed.  
    He remained full of life after the accident, going anywhere accessible to his power wheel chair & handicap van. Confined to bed in a nearly flat position to heal wounds the past 2 yrs, he became an avid bird & nature watcher. Healing almost complete, he was eagerly looking forward to feeling the sunshine on his face & being active again.
    He was a proud member of the NW Ohio Spinal Cord Injury Association. Carl grew up attending Memorial Lutheran Church; later, St. Catherine and CORC/Community of the Risen Christ.  Cedar Creek Church became his home church in 2004, blessing him with a fuller relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ and a deeper understanding of His Mission.
     Carl delighted in volunteering for CC. He treasured The Message Bible, a version he found most understandable and inspiring. When unable to attend Church, Cedar Creek’s I-Campus live streamed services made it possible for Carl and Joan to attend from home.
     Services will be at noon on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI., Rev. Linda Zaye presiding.
    Since May 2007, Carl and family were especially blessed by Greg, Bob H., Jayne, Tim W., Jeff H., Kevin K., John B., Todd (TT), Tina, LCIS co-workers, IBEW Local 8 bothers & sisters, SG neighbors & Cedar Creek Church family.
     The family suggests that any remembrances be sent to the National Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the NW Ohio Spinal Cord Injury Association.

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