Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN 46347
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN 46390
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN 46383
died on Wednesday, April 8.
After a long, very active life, his
competitive spirit was never more evident than in his long wrestling
match with dementia and heart disease.
Carl received wonderful, loving care
from the committed staff at Brookdale Senior Living Center and Dunes
Hospice. Carl is survived by his daughter and son in law, Martha
and Tim Fuller, who reside in the San Juan Islands in Washington State,
and his two sisters, Lois Bowker and Karen Wozniak, of Bay City,
He was preceded in death in 2000 by
his much-loved wife of forty years, Bette (Gahl) and his brother Donald
in 2014. Carl was a graduate of Valparaiso University, and held
masters’ and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the
Oklahoma State University.
After serving Valparaiso University as
sports information director, director of VU’s Pocono Crest retreat, Dean
of Men, director of VU’s international study program at Cambridge
University in England, and Associate Professor of Journalism, he retired
He loved interacting with students,
offering them as much of his time – and patience – as they needed to
make their way through his classes and their VU experience.
Many of his former students have
stayed in contact with him, many years after they graduated. Carl
also took great pleasure from other pastimes.
He was a fan of college basketball and
football, an avid reader, played handball well into his sixties, and
turned his woodworking hobby into expertise as a master picture framer.
He enjoyed his beer, Irish whiskey,
Carl had a great sense of humor,
happily swapping jokes with his lunch buddies and teasing most everyone
indiscriminately. Carl was a generous donor to various charities
and always available to help friends, students, and neighbors, though he
was usually uncomfortable with much recognition of his efforts.
He lived a rich, full life, bringing
laughter and support to the many lives he touched.
He will be greatly missed and fondly
There will be a memorial service for Carl on Sunday, April 12 at 3 pm at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, with Pastor Tim Knauff presiding and the Reverend Doctor Fred Niedner offering the homily. A reception in the Bow Bar at Strongbow Inn will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valparaiso University or to the Bette J. Galow Endowed Scholarship fund at VU.