Carson Otis Murdach, 71, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 10, 2014.
Carson was born October 8, 1942 in Madison, IL. He was raised by his mother Kathryn Ling and stepfather Randal Ling in Owensboro Kentucky. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. He finished his Naval career as the Chief responsible for the engine rooms and machine shops onboard the USS Edenton from 1976-1978, then on shore duty with the Seabees at NAB Little Creek. He worked for Hoffert Marine after retiring from the Navy, then moved on to American Heavy Industries where he held the position of Vice President. He finished his career at Parr Industries, retiring in 2013.
Carson had an extensive woodworking shop where he handcrafted a beautiful Grandfather clock for his wife’s 50th birthday. He enjoyed camping and always had a Winnebago in the driveway, ready for the next adventure. He had a passion for fast cars as a youngster and passed on his knowledge of automobiles and engines to his stepsons. Carson will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife: Anita Murdach; stepchildren: Rick Simmons & wife Cindy, Kevin Simmons & wife Cheryl, Bill Simmons & wife Beth, Ken Simmons & wife Catherine; brothers: Ernie Ling & wife Jeanie, Randal Ling & wife Rhonda; sisters: Vicki Ling, Bonnie Murdach Wilcher, Teresa Ling; and grandchildren: Nicholas Simmons, Ricky Kresinske, Lauren Simmons, Samantha Simmons & Matt Simmons.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please share your condolences with the family at www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.com
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Deepest sympathy to Anita and family. We thought a lot of Carson; our prayers are with you.
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why Carson left this earth so soon, or why he left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that Carson died, but that he lived. And that his life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
Life is a dream walking, death is a going home.
When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We’ll see a picture, hear a song, smell a scent, hear a voice, and it’s just like they are here. We always feel their love. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Carson was a wonderful man, He always looked out for us and made us laugh. We will deeply miss him and of course the hard times he used to give us here at B&L Machine. May he rest in peace and know that he held/holds a very special place in our hearts.
From 1 old school Navy Chief to another, RIP,
my friend. You have had a great influence on
my career in the Navy and as a man.
May GOD Bless you Carson, you are on your
final Sea Detail.