Carl Mercer, 70

Carl D. Mercer, age 70, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, October 17th, 2011 at the Sturgis Hospital. He was born in Constantine, MI on March 20, 1941, a son of Edgar “Sam” and June (Conder) Mercer. Carl attended school in Constantine. He worked as a self employed truck driver in the RV industry and also worked as a timber buyer. Carl enjoyed horses, playing horse shoes and dog racing.

Surviving are his daughters Christina (Edward) McDonald of White Pigeon, Cynthia (Dan) Cummings of Sturgis, Constance (Wayne) Henegar of Three Rivers, son Christopher Mercer of Sturgis, their mother Charlotte (Mallo) Mercer, grandchildren Chad McDonald, Ammara Kanjanayothee, Casey Jo Smith, Corey Mercer, Katie Losik, Kayla Henegar, Brandon Mercer, Addam Walker, Garrett Henegar, Ashley Goss, Courtney Mercer, Kyle Mercer, and Dakota Mercer, sisters Carol Hitchcock and Sharon Mercer and brothers Scott Mercer and Jerry Mercer. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Charles and William Mercer.

Relatives and friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Private services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Eley Funeral Home. On line messages may be left for the family at

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