Carl Lee Slosser

Hale, Michigan
October 18, 1929 - May 4, 2020

Service Location

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Carl Lee Slosser, age 90 of Hale, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on May 4th, 2020.

He is survived by his loving daughter’s; Sue (Rick) Goodrow of Shelby and Judi (Kelvin) Ranney of Hale. Dear grandchildren; Chris (Amy) Goodrow, Noel (Laura) Goodrow and Beth, Holly & Laurie Ranney. Adored great-grandchildren; Zoe, Zack, Holly, Shannon, Kendon, Carlon, Maranda, Aaron and Lillian.

Mr. Slosser was preceded in death by his wife; Esther, in 2012, son; Joseph Scott, Brother; Earl and special friend; Joyce Jones.

Carl was born on October 18, 1929 in Tawas, Michigan to the late Hugh and Flora (Healy) Slosser. He loved the outdoors and spent most of his working career with the Michigan State Park System. In 1965 he became the supervisor at the Rifle River Recreation Area in Lupton and remained there until his retirement in 1988. Interacting with the public was his favorite part of the job.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling and were particularly fond of their many visits to Texas. Through the years they had many Shin Tzu dogs and Carl was drawn to others who had them also. He enjoyed playing bingo, euchre, jigsaw puzzles, taking “long-cuts” vs. short-cuts when driving and cherished time with his friends and family. He appreciated his relationships with the wonderful residents at the Manor.

Carl had the ability to make friends instantly and would recall details of their lives when he saw them again. He truly loved people and never met a stranger.

Carl will be honored with a private graveside service at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, Michigan with the Pastor Mel Leach officiating.

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a future date.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Compassus Hospice, the Plainfield Township Fire Department and especially the staff of Hale Creek Manor for the years of loving care that they provided for Carl.


Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Carl to the Hale VFW Post #7435.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared below.


With a sad heart I say good bye to a new found friend. Thoughts and Prayers to his devoted family. 🙁🙏🙏
— Jackie Kennedy
So Sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. We enjoyed our conversations with Carl at Hale Creek. We got to know Carl and his late wife, as we both worked at Kochers Market. He will be missed. We wanted to stop by and see Carl, after the death of our mother Sue Compau at Hale Creek. But due to Coronavirus, we were unable to. Rest In Peace Carl!
— Bill & Connie Fowler (Gorilla).
so sad about carls passing. he was a great neighbor and friend. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you
— linda ripenbark
Prayers of strength and comfort to Judi and your family at this difficult time. Carl was one of a kind and meant the world to my mom and dad. Rest peacefully Carl.
— Ron & Carol Myers
I will miss one of my favorite bingo buddies enormously. Carl would bring a smile to the most solemn face. Some of the best people I have had the pleasure to know are Carl and his wonderful daughters, Sue and Judy. Rest I peace dear Carl, we will all miss you.
— Karen Goodell
Sorry for your loss. Carl will be missed at VFW Bingo. Prayers to his family.
— Madiline Taylor
So sorry to hear about Carl got to be friends with him and Esther many years at Bingo.He was a very nice man all ways would stop and talk to you. Prayers for the family
— Betty McGrandy
Carl was such a great person to be around,always a smile to share with others,prayers go out to his family.
— Rick Barnes
Carl you will forever be in my heart. I enjoyed knowing you. We had a great time at bingo. RIP my dear friend.
— Cammie Name of
We are truly sorry at the passing of Carl. He was blessed with a sense of humor one could not forget. He was a wonderful friend to everyone at Hale Creek Manor. Blessings to his wonderful daughters. May you find peace at his passing into eternal life.
— Plynn & Karol Shellenbarger
Prayers of comfort and peace for Carl's family. Carl was a joy to have as a neighbor and friend. We who knew him will certainly miss him. Rest in Peace.
— Alice I Barnes
Judi, Sue and family - we are so sad about Pop's passing. He was such a happy person and we were blessed to have him play such a huge role in our lives. Thank you so much for sharing your dad with us! We so love him and will miss hearing his voice. We will cherish the "Pug" puzzle he sent us. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love to you all from us.
— Carl & Tammy Walker
sure will miss Carl, such a great guy , and a good friend to so many
— Steve and Carole Wilson
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Carl always had a great smile for everyone he met. I never heard Carl complain about anything, he always had a positive attitude and truly enjoyed life. Sincerely, Marlene and Dennis Polishak
— Marlene Noll Polishak
Good bye old friend. Our sympathy to Carl’s family.
— Don & Margy Holzheuer
So sorry to hear about Carl passing. He was my boss for years at the Rec area & no boss after ever compared to him. He played a big part in me being able to travel to Europe when I worked for him. I have nothing but fond memories of Carl. My condolences to the family.
— Kim Schliep
My condolences to Carl's family. He was such a kind and friendly man. I got to know him by playing euchre at the senior center. RIP Carl. You will be missed.
— Nita Hall
My Sympathy to Carl's family. He will certainly be missed. Always a very caring fellow, and a friend to all he met.
Rest in peace Carl.
— Shirley DeShano
I am so sadden to hear of Carl's passing. I always enjoyed our conversations we I saw him and when I visited him at the Manor. He was a very nice man who seemed to enjoy everyone he met. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sandi
— Sandra HELMS
Sue, Judy, and Family - We just learned of your father's passing. Your father was my supervisor at Rifle River for two memorable summers and my wife's for several more. He was kind, patient, and had extraordinary people skills. He was an inspiration to my career in natural resources including my many years spent as a park ranger and park manager. We consider him an early mentor to us both and a lifelong friend. We will always remember him. Our sympathy and deepest condolences on his passing. Matt and Lynne Bilodeau
— Matthew Bilodeau
Sue and Judi - We just learned today of the passing of your father. We are so sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed visiting him at Hale Creek Manor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Keyno and Karen Shellenbarger
— Keyno and Karen Shellenbarger
Carl always had a smile on his face and we would always joke around with Denny and I. He will always have a special place in my heart. RIP my dear friend, we sure loved you.
— Denny & Linda Rohn
Sue, Judi and family- Carl was an extraordinary individual. He and my mom, Delores, were childhood playmates at the Hudzinski farm. He said he first saw me in a cradle at the farm, then later hired me as his clerk at Rifle River Recreation Area in 1968 to 1971. Carl taught me how to be a sought after employee, and modeled what it took to be an excellent administrator. He was a strong influence in my choosing a major in Park and Recreation Administration at MSU. I was amazed at his calm demeanor when his park rangers sorely tried his patience, and fondly remember him puffing on his pipe, nodding, and saying “Yep, yep.” We have been privileged to have had your Dad in our lives too. He touched many lives in so many ways. We are saddened by his passing, but remember his impact upon others during his 90 years. In deepest sympathy
— Lynne Bilodeau
Growing up, we couldn't believe being a Park Ranger was a job. Playing in the woods all day? Seemed like it was the coolest job ever. I remember playing pool in his basement and eating "ham yummies" (was that it?) that were made in the "new" microwave. He always reminded me so much of my Grandpa, his brother. They used to tease us by making the snowman disappear. He was so much fun. I miss you Uncle Carl.
— Debby (Slosser) Lisella

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