Carl E. Wells

November 26, 1927 ‒ March 29, 2005

Mansfield, Ohio

Carl E. Wells, 77, of Pulver Road Lucas, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in Mifflin Care Center, following a long illness.

He was born November 26, 1927 in Mansfield to Howard and Estella (Wiles) Wells, and was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School with the Class of 1945.

Carl was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.

On March 5, 1955, he married Gertude Spriestersbach

Wells, who preceded him in death on March 7, 2005. The couple shared 50 years in marriage.

Carl had worked as a driver for Jumbo Trucking and later Moritz Concrete from which he retired 20 years ago.

A lifelong area resident, Carl was a member of the Johnny Appleseed Square Dance Club and Little Washington Congregational Church.

Along with his wife, Carl loved to travel. Together they traveled trough all 50 states, much of Europe, New Zealand, and South America. The highlight of their travels included two African Safaris that gave them exciting stories to share with their friends and family.

He was a master carpenter who made the majority of their furniture including two grandfather clocks. Each piece was lovingly and painstakingly crafted from cherry.

Aside from his wife Gertude, his lifelong love was the game of golf. Though Carl always played to win, he maintained an appreciation of his love of the game.

Carl is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law Marge and Dick Parsons of Euclid, Ruth and George Damoff of Titusville, Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Rick and Debra Spriestersbach of Mansfield, Kay and John Hoppers of Columbus, and Georgianna Spriestersbach of Grafton. While Gertude and Carl were never blessed with children of their own, their numerous nieces and nephews always considered them a second set of parents.

In addition to his loving wife, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Dean Spriestersbach and two nephews Gabe Spriestersbach and Steve Damoff.

Friends may call Sunday, April 3, 2005 from 1-4 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 1:30 pm. Pastor Chris DeLozier will officiate. Burial will follow in Caesarea Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Gabe Spriestersbach Alcohol Awareness Program or the Little Washington Congregational church may be made at the funeral home.