Loren R. Carswell
Loren R. Carswell
Sept. 5, 1931 – June 16, 2014
CULVER — Loren R. Carswell, 82, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014.
St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer begins with a timeless and sacred request, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace...”
Loren was born Sept. 5, 1931 to Roy and Lorna Dillingham Carswell in Bourbon. He graduated from Bourbon High School in 1949, Purdue University in 1953 with a degree in agriculture education, and earned his master’s degree in science education in 1967 from Middle Tennessee State College. Loren was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army while stationed at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Okla. in 1953. After his service to his country, Loren began his distinguished teaching career in 1955 at West High School in Plymouth. He taught at La Paz, Culver, Kewanna, and Culver Military Academy and retired in 1992 after teaching biology there for 23 years.
When Loren was not in the classroom, he was busy coaching basketball and officiating baseball, basketball, and girls volleyball, for which he received the Interscholastic Official Association Award for Excellence in 1998. He volunteered for the Red Cross Bloodmobile and Meals on Wheels and was a member of Walnut Church of the Brethren in Argos where he was a deacon, sang in the choir, and served on many committees.
Loren married Susanna Burroughs on June 8, 1952 and they had four children; Gregory, Rae Anne, Karen, and Rhonda. Loren is survived by his wife Susanna, daughters Rae Anne Carswell, Karen Carswell, Rhonda Anderson, and grandchildren Tucker Anderson, Mitchell Anderson, Riley Carswell, and Bryce Carswell. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Lewis and Willis, sister Marilyn Stewart, and son Gregory.
Loren Ralph Carswell lived his life as an instrument of the Lord’s peace, love, and grace for 82 years. His devotion to his family, his church, and his community are evidence of a life lived to the fullest.
Visitation will be from 3 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the Walnut Church of the Brethren, 5875 19th Road, Argos. Pastors Bob Rice and Richard Dean will officiate. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service in the church.
Burial will be in the Walnut Church Cemetery in Argos with Military Honors provided by members of the Argos American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Church of the Brethren Roof fund or Choir Fund, 5875 19th Road, Argos, IN 46501.
Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com