Carleton M. “Carl” Ink

October 16, 1918 ‒ January 11, 2007

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Carleton M. “Carl” Ink, 88, of Woodland Road, Mansfield, died Thursday morning January 11, 2007 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.

He was born October 16, 1918 in Lexington to George Kenneth and Bertha I. (Elenz) Ink, and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1936.

A WWII Navy veteran, Carl served aboard the USS Southampton in the Pacific theater.

For 43 years he worked with the Westinghouse Company in Mansfield, most recently working in the plating room, or as Carl called it: “in the pickle.” He retired in 1980.

Born, raised and raised his own family in Lexington, he was dedicated to his home village and gave back to it through public service by serving on village council in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Several of those years he served as council president.

Carl was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where he formerly served on church council.

He was a member of Mansfield Retmans Club and Robert L. Castor Post #5101 V.F.W.

Described as dependable, Carl held a quiet demeanor and was quite social…oh could he talk…he loved to talk…he liked to talk almost as much as he liked to work in his vegetable gardens!

For 16 years, he wintered in Charlotte Harbor, Florida. He loved his winter home there, and it softened the blow of moving from Lexington to Mansfield.

He is survived by his wife Ruth M. (Wharton) Ink, whom he married August 20, 1940; their daughter and son-in-law Carol and Albert Hofsas of Mansfield; their son Randall Ink of Mansfield; grandchildren Mark Hofsas, Bryan Hofsas, and Daniel and Julie Hofsas all of Columbus; a great granddaughter Skylar; two brothers and sisters-in-law Charles E. and Wilma Ink of Mansfield and Walter “Pete” and Violet Ink of North Canton; his sister Donna Christian of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 14, 2007 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am. Pastor Bev Hall will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery, where Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion will hold graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.

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