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John Carle

John Carle

John Howard Carle, 64, of Marissa, IL, born August 10, 1950 in Oakdale, IL, passed away while on holiday in Caye Caulker, Belize. Mr. Carle was a devoted family man and an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed going on rides with family and friends. He also had a particular fondness for black jelly beans.

He was preceded in death by his father; Howard M. Carle; and a granddaughter, Ashley Gallagher.

John is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn “Marie”, nee Cahoon, Carle, who he married July 5, 1969 in Dupo, IL; his mother Vera, nee Schmalzired, Carle of Tilden, IL; his children; Jonathan (Jeannie) Carle of Belmopan, Belize, Tracy (Michael) Calbreath of Marissa, IL, and Ellen (Dereke) Powers of Pontoon Beach, IL; 2 sisters; Kathy Mines of Tilden, IL and Alice Mines of Marissa, IL, 3 brothers; Danny Rook of Memphis, TN, Rick Carle of Ewing, IL and Michael Carle of Lenzburg, IL 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and other relatives and friends.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation Times: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Philip Easton officiating. The family encourages those coming for the funeral to wear casual attire to help fulfill John’s wishes to keep things informal.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Leave a condolence or a memory.I am so sorry to hear about John. Your family will be in my Prayers. God be with you.

    Posted by: Marilyn Lea – summerville, GA – friend Apr 26, 2015

  2. Administrator says:

    Since I am little and I cannot write, Ill have my nanny do this right. I know I will not remember much, but mom and dad will keep me in touch. With pictures and stories and their memories of you Ill know I had a loving pawpaw that God took too soon.

    Posted by: Aiden Powers – Pontoon Beach, IL – grandson Apr 27, 2015

  3. Administrator says:

    Ellen,Tracy and Marie,
    Expressing our deepest heartfelt sympathy during this time of your loss. Cherish all the beautiful memories and the love you all shared. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May you find comfort and peace in the coming days. Kellie & Jeffrey Powers

    Posted by: Kellie and Jeffrey Powers – granite city, IL – friend Apr 27, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    We will miss you John.You were a good firend and neighbor.

    Posted by: Ernie+Peggy Presley – Marissa, IL Apr 29, 2015

  5. Administrator says:

    I wish you well John, where ever you may be. May your journey be a wonderful one.

    Posted by: Ernest Presley – Marissa, IL Apr 29, 2015

  6. Administrator says:

    We were truly shocked and deeply saddened when Ricky told us of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, including John’s mother and his siblings. kKHgT

    Posted by: Mr & Mrs Jim Schroeder, Sr & family – New Port Richey, FL – Friends Apr 29, 2015

  7. Administrator says:

    Uncle John,
    You will be greatly missed. Going to family get together so will not be the same without your presence. Aunt Marie, tracy, Ellen and Johnathon I am so sorry for your loss. Love you all

    Posted by: Bobbiejo perry – st. Louis, MO – niece Apr 30, 2015

  8. Administrator says:

    I am very sorry for your family’s loss. I know your great faith and good memories will help sustain you.

    Posted by: Lori Mavers Schneider – Paderborn, IL – friend May 02, 2015

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