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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