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Alma Carl, 1921-2019


Last updated 6/10/2019 at 12:25pm

Alma Carl

Alma Louise Carl, 97, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, May 31 at Lake Wales Medical Center.

She was born September 24, 1921 in Chambersburg, PA to the late Robert C. and Jennie (Moser) Funk. She has been a resident of Lake Wales since 2004 moving with her husband Mark from Pennsylvania. Alma was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church in Lake Wales.

Alma graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1939 where she was known by family and friends for her beautiful voice, having been active in both her church and with her high school dance band, The Rhythm Kids. All her life, she enjoyed golf and traveling with her husband Mark as well as family and friends. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, and loved watching baseball.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband Mark P. Carl, sons Mark P. Carl, Jr. and John Carl and Grandson Mark John Carl.

Survivors include her daughters Julie A. Weed and husband Roger of Haines City, Jean Carl Howell and husband Richard of Lake Wales, son Robert P. Carl and wife Jennifer of Dallas, TX, grandchildren, Michael Woolford, Amy Anderson, Benjamin Howell (wife Devyn), Jason Carl (wife Nicole), Lucas Howell (wife Mandy), Jenna Carl Jabara (husband Rami), Elise Howell Tanner (husband Chris), Jillian Carl, Jordan Carl and 14 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 3 with service immediately following at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. Private family Interment will be at Tuesday, June 4 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

Condolences may be sent to the family at The family requests that any memorials may be made to the Lake Wales Care Center (


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