In his final years Carl was aided greatly by many friends, including Gary and Laura Stephens and Kathy Stasch. He was very grateful the friends who took time to stop by to see him, sent him cards or gave him a call to brighten his day.
Survivors include his children, Daniel (Kristeen Rieck) of Salt Lake City, Utah; David (Pamela Behan) of Savanna, Illinois; Sharon (Charles Ritchie) of Folsom, California; grandchildren, Seth, Jesse, Cara, Alexander and Alyssa; great-grandchildren Brandon Lopez, Calista and Isla Wright, and four nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, parents Earmel and Dola, brother Jesse Ralph Wright, and infant daughter Diane.
Death date: Feb. 16, 2014