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Carl Boden

Carl L. Boden, 90, of Wharton, died at 9:28 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at his residence.
Born Nov. 13, 1929, in Wharton, he was the son of the late Quentin and Edith (Daum) Boden. He married Roberta Ann Tong on Sept. 4, 1948, at Beech Grove Wesleyan Church near Carey. Roberta preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2006.
Carl is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Randy) Grubbs of Wharton; three daughters-in-law, Chris Boden of Wharton, Sandy Boden of Fostoria, and Patty Boden of Upper Sandusky; 11 grandchildren, Doug Boden, Jennifer Boden, Bob Boden, Amy Fredritz, Sarah Jacobs, Silas Boden, Emily Hoffman, Sally McDill, Abby Pfeiffer, Wendy Stauffer and Brenda Kincaid. He is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-granchildren; a brother, Robert Boden of Carey; and a sister, Mable Frosch of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by three sons, William, Timothy and Jon Boden; three brothers, Harold, Clarence and David Boden; and four sisters, Clarabella Amweg, Reva Truax, Mary Ellis and Esther Boden.
Carl was a 1948 graduate of Wharton High School. He worked at Beck Tile in Carey and Cooper Tire and Rubber in Findlay. He and his wife Roberta loved Wharton. They did what they could to keep it vital by owning the Wharton Restaurant and Wharton Hardware for many years. He was also a member of the Wharton Fire Department.
His many talents included farming, carpentry work and working on the trucks for Boden Truck Pulling. He was an avid supporter of truck pulling for many years.
Carl loved his family, truck pulling, Studebakers and making people laugh. He was known to many as “Gramps.”
Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. The family is asking anyone attending visitation to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing protocol.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, at the funeral home with the Rev. Doug Pummell officiating. Burial will follow in Wharton-Richland Union Cemetery in Wharton.
Contributions may be made to the donor’s choice and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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