Carl J. “Butch” Rawlins (1942 — 2019)

Carl J. “Butch” Rawlins, age 77, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away early on Monday morning, July 8, 2019, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Rawlins was employed as a machinist by The Aro Corporation in Bryan, retiring with 40 years of service. He was a member of Bryan Eagles Aerie No. 2233 and was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing for walleye on the Maumee River and fishing Lake Erie. He also enjoyed woodworking and working on cars and trucks. Most of all he enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren.

Carl J. “Butch” Rawlins was born near Detroit, Michigan, on Jan. 28, 1942, the son of Carl M. and Helen R. (Istrate) Rawlins. He married Linda K. Green on Feb. 3, 1963, at South Amboy Church in Hillsdale County, Michigan, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jeffrey (Jody) Rawlins of Bryan and Clay Rawlins of Mark Center, Ohio; one daughter, Catherine (Tracy) Thomspon of Bryan; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rose Marie (Paul) Schneider of Hillsdale, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Robert, Thomas, David and Donald Rawlins.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan. Services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan.

Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society.

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