Carl Kooken

September 18, 2010

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Carl E. Kooken of Willard, age 79, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at his home. He was born on October 3, 1930 in Shelby, OH. to the late Ford and Loedetta (Evans) Kooken. Carl retired from the CSX Railroad where he worked as a carman. He enjoyed working in the yard, cars, and trains. He was a member of the Car Coddlers Club and the Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Dalton) Kooken whom he wed on October 2, 1948; three children, Linda (Ike) Shinneman of Simpsonville, SC, Carl (Michelle) Kooken Jr. of Willard, OH. and Scott (Valorie) Kooken of Willard; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Larry (Phyllis) Kooken of Decatur, GA. and Gary (Lynette) Kooken of Social Circle, GA; five sisters, Jeri (Gaylord) Cleveland of Covington, GA, Renee (Danny) Vincent of Fair Play, SC, Neaka Kooken of Norwalk, OH, Karen (Bill) Floyd of Cedar Bluff, Alabama and Carla (Jim) Franczak of Willard, OH and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Carol Ann Kooken; step-mother, Kate Kooken; two brothers, Ray and Art Kooken and one sister, Pat Howell.
Friends may call on the Calvary Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 1-3PM. followed by a memorial service at 6PM with Pastor Don Gallion officiating. a graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Wendy Daniel - Sep 21, 2010

To the Kooken Family – please accept my sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May your faith, family and friends help you during the days ahead.

Jacquie & Steve Kofol - Sep 21, 2010

To Neaka and the entire Kooken Family — Please accept our sincere sympathy. Karl and you all have been great cousins, nieces and nephews to our side of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

Brown Trucking - Sep 20, 2010

We are all so very sorry for your and your family’s loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Your friends and co-workers at Brown Trucking.

Ray and Bonnie Ryman - Sep 20, 2010

So sorry aboutyour husband and father. He was a
very nice man. He is in a better place.

Jeri Laser - Sep 20, 2010

Carl and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss!

Jama (Cloncs) Compston - Sep 20, 2010

Carl, so very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

jean Smith - Sep 20, 2010

Thinking of you at this sorrowful time and offering heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. Nothing is harder than the loss of someone we love.. Perhapes their greater purpose is to love us from above.
I know you don’t know me, but I am a friend of Fred, and jos. and have heard a lot about Carl thru Fred.

Mark Metzger - Sep 20, 2010

Carl, Michelle and Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.