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Carl Collet

Carl E. “Tub” Collet, 88, of Carey, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at home.
Carl was born in Seneca County on Feb. 18, 1934, to the late Edward E. and Marie T. (Dirmeyer) Collet. Carl was introduced to Mary Louise “Booty” Haubert, by his parents, and the two were wed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church on May 9, 1953, in Frenchtown. They spent almost 70 years together enjoying life to its fullest.
Carl was hardworking and put his family above everything. He worked at several factories over the years, but found his true calling operating Collet’s Repair and Sales for 60 years. Here, Carl would fix about anything including bicycles, mowers and chainsaws; he was well known for his skills at sharpening chainsaw chains.
In Tub’s free time, he could often be found at “Carl’s place to race” in his backyard. Here, everyone was welcomed to race their go-cars and four-wheelers. In later years Tub and Booty would often run the first lap in their motorized scooters.
Carl will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary Collet of Carey; children, Barb Dyer of Carey, Karen (Ricky) Allen of Erie, Mich.; Gary (Shirley) Collet of Carey and Angie Garner of Carey; grandchildren, Tony, Jamie, Jason, Michael, Casey, Nichole, Matthew, Jonathan, Heather, Clint, Justin, Jeremy, Michael, Kyle and Alexandra; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, Donald R. (Beatrice) Collet of Perrysburg; sister, Marilyn Pahl of Bowling Green; sister-in-law, Charlene Collet of Carey; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, Tub was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Waltermeyer; sons-in-law, Mack Dyer and John McKnight; grandson, Adam; one great-grandson; and brothers, James and Louis Collet.
Visitation will be held at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, on Friday, Aug. 5, from 4-8 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Frenchtown.
Donations may be made in Carl’s honor to Our Lady of Consolation School.
When asked how to do something, Tub had a simple response, “I learned it in the Army.” Tub was never in the Army.
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