Carl W Lolling, 95, a lifetime resident of Hartsburg, passed away September 19, 2017 at St. Clara’s Manor.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Hartsburg Union Cemetery with Rev. Barb Stroud-Borth officiating.
Carl was born August 3, 1922 in Hartsburg, IL., the son of John H. Lolling and Minnie Zieglowski. He was best known as the “Keeper of the Graves” at Hartsburg Cemetery since 1960 having “retired” on May 28, 2017 at the age of 94. He was also a farmer in Hartsburg for many years. Carl served in the United States Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart after being wounded. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1146 in Hartsburg and St. John’s Lutheran Church also in Hartsburg.
He was affectionately called Uncle Carlie by his nieces and nephews. Carl was an honest, hard -working, loving, and kind man. We rejoice for him that he has made his journey to the “hill”.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Effie Carey, Bernadine Lacey, Anna Eeten, Henry Lolling, Augusta Scales, and Jennie Tholen; niece Betty Walker; and nephew Robert Carey.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is assisting the family.