Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 6, 2014

Alfred 'Carl' Fernelius

ROSCOMMON — Alfred “Carl” Fernelius, 87, of Roscommon, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Carl was born in Highland Park, Mich. on Feb. 19, 1927, son of the late Elysabeth (Sorsen) and Alfred Reinholt Fernelius.

Carl married Roxie (Sogomonian) Summers in 1951 in Detroit. He graduated from Wayne State University with a Ph.D. in English literature and taught at Wayne, University of Detroit and Kirtland Community College.

Carl is survived by his wife Roxie of 63 years; daughter, Karen (Steven) Coe of Grayling; son, Mark (Donna) Fernelius of Addison, Mich.; daughter, Laura (Ceci Cain) Fernelius of Merrimac, Wis.; and son, Eric (Diane) Fernelius of Beulah.

A celebration of Carl’s Life will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Roscommon VFW Hall with family receiving guests at 1 p.m.

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Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling.

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