Obit: Carnahan, Cleo (1927-2019)

Contributor: Kathleen Englebretson, tmkeeps@tznet.com

Surnames: Carnahan, Fountaine, Domka, Neuberger, Weier, Gordon, Worzalla

Source: Stevens Point Journal, 27 February 2019

Carnahan, Cleo L. (22 February 1927-24 February 2019)

Stevens Point--Cleo L. Carnahan, age 92, of Stevens Point, died at
his home on February 24, 2019.

Cleo was born February 22, 1927 to the late Charles and Jessie
(Mills) Carnahan in Green Grove, Wisconsin. He grew up on the farm,
attended grade school and high school in Owen, Wisconsin.

He worked for the family farm until being inducted into the US Army.
He was honorably discharged on August 7, 1947.

Cleo married Francis A Fountaine on June 15, 1945 in Medford, WI.

Following his military service, Cleo and Frances settled in Wisconsin
Rapids before moving to the Stevens Point area. Cleo worked for
Consolidated Papers as a general laborer until finding work with Moland
Brothers Trucking. He later transferred to Glendenning Motorways and
worked as a long-haul truck driver for about 33 years. He started his
own truck company and subcontracted his services to Marshfield Homes and
Delwin Transfer until retiring at the age of 78.

Cleo will be remembered for his honesty and hardworking nature. He
had an easygoing persona and believed in maintaining a sense of
self-reliance. Cleo was mechanically inclined. He truly enjoyed working
on Trucks and cars. Family was also important, and enjoyed their
company.

He is survived by his loving wife, Frances Carnahan; children,
Gwendolyn (James Domka) Carnahan, Mary Carnahan Neuberger, and Suzette
(Terry) Weier; grandchildren, Scott Neuberger, Ira (Sandy) Gordon, and
Karrie Worzalla; great-grandchildren, Cody, Sylvia, Chandler and Curtis;
great-great-grandchildren, Logan, Max, Noah; nieces and nephews; and
extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Wilfred, Delbert,
Max and Mildred; and children, Charles and Curtis Carnahan.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be Saturday at Boston
Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Ficken presiding. Burial will be held in
Forest Cemetery.

 

 


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