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Brenda Marie (Nemedi) Carl

Brenda Marie (Nemedi) Carl
  • March 18, 1933 - February 20, 2016
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Kairos Dwelling
    2945 Gull Road
    Kalamazoo , MI 49048
  • Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
    4597 Warren Road
    Warren, MI 48105

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“So sorry to hear about Brenda passing. She was a super person. I loved babysitting for you and Ron. Your family was great. Brenda Helped to make...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: - MI

“To the Carl family: Please accept my condolences and my prayers for your wife, mother, grandmother and my friend in faith. Since my back injury in...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Bruce Bedford - Richland, MI

“We are sorry to hear that Brenda passed away.May God be with you and your family at this difficult time. ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: Carole and Charlie Stanski - MI

“I am so glad to have seen both Ron and Brenda, in Nov. atthe cancer center. We talked about the class of 1951 at St.A.They both epitimonize our...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Gerald Phelps - Portage, MI

“What a marvelous lady! She made a lasting impression on everyone that knew her. My prayers for her soul and for her family and friends that must now...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Phyllis Bogren - Plainwell, MI

“Ron and family, Brenda was such a loving person. I have admired her for her loving marriage and her role as mother. I am so proud to call her my...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Mero - Kalamazoo, MI

“May God Bless you, Mrs Carl and may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go to Janet and her family at this difficult time. ”
7 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Smelser - Mount Clemens, MI

“Mrs. Carl was a remarkable woman and a wonderful neighbor for more than a half-century. She and her husband were among my earliest and best role...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Mike VanBuren - Kalamazoo, MI

“The greatest honor I have ever had is being the daughter of my mom, she taught me so much, to love unconditionally, never to forget to thank God for...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Janet (Carl) Tyler

“Our hearts go out to the entire Carl family. Brenda was a beautiful, loving lady and will be missed by many. Sorry we are in FL and not able to be...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Mike and Lou Ann Ambro - Richland, MI

“To the Carl Family, I just found out that your mother and grandmother had passed away. Unfortunately, the storm is going to keep me from traveling...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Fr. Mark J. Vyverman - Coldwater, MI

“I did not know Brenda well. Her son married one of my nieces. I saw her at weddings, showers and etc. I enjoyed her smile and kindness. R.I.P....Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Carl family, We are saddened to learn of Brenda's passing as it ends a long time of friendship. I worked with Brenda with some of the first...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Chuck & Shirley Kasson - Dearborn, MI

“Thinking back to when I was a young girl, living down the road from the Carl's brings me many smiles when I think of Mrs. Carl, her humor, and her...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts & prayers are with the Carl family.She was a very special lady & I feel blessed to have known her for many years.Peace be with her . ”
15 of 36 | Posted by: Eleanor Fry - Galesburg, MI

“Mrs. Carl was a remarkable woman and a wonderful neighbor for more than a half-century. She and her husband were among my earliest and best role...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Mike VanBuren - Kalamazoo, MI

“Brenda was the person that all people should try to be like. She tempered everything with humor and love...with that many kids...just saying. As...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Leroy & I are so sorry for your loss of Brenda.You all are in our thoughts & prayers. Barb & Leroy. ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“I wrote a poem awhile ago called "I Wonder". The last verse was this. "When my time is over and all is said and done, all the things I wonder boil...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: thomas Carl - Gaylord, MI

“We are so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing.Years ago when she was a little girl, she and her mother lived with my husband's family while her Dad was...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Marilyn and Terry Perk - MI

“Dear Carl Family, Kathy and I have such wonderful, warm and cherished memories of time spent with your mom, dad and family. You were our second...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Timothy Ehlinger - Wauwatosa, WI

“We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in the loving arms of our Good Shepherd, and...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Kristine Thompson - Galesburg, MI

“Our prayers and thoughts are with Diane and her family ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Irish Setter Club of Michigan - MI

“Katie and I are truly sorry for your loss... ”
24 of 36 | Posted by: Christy Tigchelaar - Delton, MI

“Brenda was a sweet lady and an awesome "Grandma" to so many kids, including Dana. Mike & I send our heartfelt sympathy and will keep your family in...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Michael & Lori Morrett - Richland, MI

“Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing and we are sorry that we will not be able to attend Her Funeral for we are in Florida for the winter. May she ...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Ann Homrich - Delton, MI

“Such a loving woman and Family....Brenda will surely be missed by so many. Much Love and Prayers, Sr. Pat (Fellow Volunteer at...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Sr. Pat Foley csj - Nazareth, MI

“How rewarding it is to have had such a special relationship and wealth of memories to share because she gave from her heart. Prov.3:1-5. ”
28 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“May she rest in peace ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Bert & Bob Renauld - Kalamazoo, MI

“May she now rest in peace. ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: Bert & Bob Renauld - Kalamazoo, MI

“Grandma B, that's the person I knew, she was a person we could all learn a lesson from. A selfless mother to her children, and a lifelong companion...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Ashton Carl - Holland, MI


32 of 36 | Posted by: Pat Elmo - Lansing, MI

“Everyone says that their grandma is the best, but mine truly was. I have so many wonderful memories that I will hold in my heart forever. When I was...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Lee - MI

“never knew hew, but she had to be a wonderful person because she raised you Janet and you are a beautiful person too....i know she will be missed...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: fran and jerry rood - ada, MI

“So sorry for your loss. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Ldwig - Logansport, IN

“I knew Brenda for a number of years through her volunteer work at Borgess. We had some great times together. She will be missed. Our prayers and...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Lily Kanipe - Kalamazoo, MI


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Brenda Marie (Nemedi) Carl of Kalamazoo, Michigan


Brenda, age 82, died peacefully at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo on Saturday evening, February 20, 2016, with her entire family at her side.

The daughter of Arthur J. and Iva M. (Cramer) Nemedi, Brenda was born in Kalamazoo on March 18, 1933. She was a lifelong area resident and a 1951 graduate of the Nazareth Academy of Kalamazoo.

A well-regarded seamstress for numerous area clothiers, Brenda had worked as a receptionist for Gull Road Medical and had volunteered for many years at Borgess Medical Center of Kalamazoo. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Augusta, and thoroughly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, baking, tending gardens and riding the Gator around the family's Richland Township property. But her true passion in life centered on her faith, husband, children and grandchildren.

She met the love of her life when she was about ten years old and by the time she turned 14 knew that she wanted to be with him forever. She once saw him standing in the schoolyard and said to her friends, "See that boy over there? I'm going to marry him someday." And, true to her word, she did. Brenda was united in marriage to Ronald Joseph Carl at St. Augustine Catholic Church of Kalamazoo on June 14, 1952.

Surviving are her loving husband of 63 years, Ron; three daughters, Diane M. Carl of Delton, MI, Janet K. (Roy) Tyler of Constantine, MI, and Julie A. (John) Ehlich of Grand Rapids, MI; four sons, Daniel J. (Tami) Carl of Kalamazoo, Michael A. (Mary) Carl and James R. (Janice) Carl, both of Richland, MI, and Thomas R. Carl of Gaylord, MI; nineteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25th , at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, with Bishop Paul J. Bradley, Presiding; Monsignor Michael A. Osborn, Celebrant; Father Christopher J. Derda, ConCelebrant and Brenda's son, Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Immediately following the Mass, family and friends will gather in St. Ann Social Hall to continue Brenda's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon. Interment will follow the luncheon at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kalamazoo, and everyone is invited to join the family at the cemetery. Brenda's family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home and Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brenda's honor may be directed to Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048, or The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, 4597 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.