Karl L. Blemaster Maple Rapids Karl Louis Blemaster died Friday, October 7, 2016 at the age of 65. He was born December 23, 1950 in Carson City, MI the son of Gale and Helen (Poteric) Blemaster. Karl was a graduate of Fulton High School, Class of 1969. He is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and an avid University of Michigan and Detroit Lions football fan. Early in his work career he worked for Lansing Drop Forge and most recently was a self employed contractor. On March 30, 1991 he married Honey Jerenstadt and she survives him. Also surviving are three sons, Karl (Kimberly) of DeWitt, Kevin (Heather) of St. Johns and Kemper of Maple Rapids; nine grandchildren, Kamden, Koby, Kallista, Kloey, Bourke, Tucker, Wyatt, Gavyn and Tayt; nine brothers and sisters; seven brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Karl was preceded in death by a son, Austin, one brother, Frank Schmidt and two brothers-in-law, Bill Ward and Dave Jolls. Funeral services were held 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck and Pastor Karen Messmer officiating. Interment will follow at Beech Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday October 10 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan P.O. Box 30480 Lansing, MI 48909.
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