Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 11, 2013

Carlson A. Waite

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — ANN ARBOR — Carlson A. Waite, born March 16, 1942, passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family April 7,2013.

He was a family man through and through – funny, simple, gentle, very kind and generous of spirit. He is described by a family elder, Jacky Tompkins, as “a man of strong faith.”

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alonzo and Irene Waite; and his brother, Daniel.

He is survived by his wife, Judith; four children, Doreen Buttermore (ex son-in-law, Frank), Christopher Waite (Chris Peila), Jeffrey (Lisa) Waite and Pamela (Adam) Gierczak; six grandchildren, Jessika, Shayln, Allison, Andrew, Austin and Emily; one great-grandchild, Luke; and family furry children, Cleek (his cat), Java Joe, Maxx, MooShu and Queenie.

In keeping with his wishes, a private family memorial will be held as he’s laid to rest in company of his ancestors at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family.

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