Carl J. Kirkpatrick


Aug. 29, 1935 - Dec. 18, 2012



Carl J. Kirkpatrick, 77, of Oconomowoc, entered eternal life Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Carl was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Gary, Ind., to Carl R. and Virginia (nee Mattie) Kirkpatrick.


Carl worked for J.C. Penney for 38 years as a manager in the catalog division. He attended Emerson High School in Gary and graduated from Indiana University, where he was an all-star baseball and football player. He was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors.


Carl married Deloris Valant in Gary on Dec. 18, 1954.


Carl is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Deloris, and his children, Carla (Dan) Kirkpatrick-Smith of Waukesha, Brian (Kim) of Oconomowoc, Kevin (Jennifer) of Oconomowoc, Cindy (Jerry) Myre of Minnesota, Amy (Jim) Bence of Oconomowoc and Kelly (John) Von Rueden of Oconomowoc. He was the loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren.


Carl was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Britton; and sister, Marge.


Services were Friday, Dec. 21, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.


Memorials to the Kidney Foundation are appreciated.


Carl was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will truly be missed.


Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.