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Submitted: 12/21/19 • Approved: 12/21/19 • Last Updated: 12/24/19 • R823990-G0-S3
16 Dec 1922 Thurman, Iowa and died in Clinton, April 5, 1996 Clinton, Henry County, Missouri
Harry Lee Inman 1898–1974
Lillie Belle Kline Inman 1897–1985
United States Marine Corps
World War II
DAILY DEMOCRAT, Clinton, MO..
Carl Richard Inman, 73, of Deepwater, died Friday, April 5, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital.
Carl R. Inman was born December 16, 1922, in the family home in Thurman, Iowa, the youngest of three sons to Harry L. & Lillie Belle Inman. His father operated a garage at Clearmont and was a resident there since 1931 until his death December 4, 1974. His mother, Lillie Belle Kline Inman was a hardworking mother who loved her garden and caring for her husband and sons. Her popcorn balls are well remembered by all her grandchildren. She entered into rest December 25, 1985.
Carl Richard graduated from Clearmont High School as Valedictorian. He and his team members excelled in basketball and were state champions. A postcard written in August 1942 to his mother from Campbell, MN, where he had gone to seek work, said, "In 15 minutes had seven jobs offered us. We took the best one. All three of us at one place, all through shocking and threshing at $5 per day!" (The other two probably were his brothers).
He enlisted in the MARINES on November 13, 1942, at Kansas City. He served his country proudly and with great honor as he did in life and in the following: EASTERN NEW GUINEA-October 15, 1943-January 11, 1944; CAPE GLOUCESTER, NEW BRITAIN-January 12, 1944-March 1, 1944; PELEIU, PALAU ISLANDS-September 15, 1944-October 14, 1944; OKINAWA, RYUKYU ISLANDS-April 2, 1945-June 21, 1945. He received the NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL, KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL W/3 Stars, UNITED NATIONAL MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL awarded twice.
He was discharged March 29, 1954, with the rank of Master Sergeant. He served with the FIRST MARINE DIVISION. He was discharged from the U.S. MARINE CORPS RESERVES on August 21, 1958.
Carl worked at Armstrong Tire & Rubber in Des Moines, and attended trade school in Des Moines. He then moved his family to California. There he worked as a machinist for several years and opened his own machine shop. He carried his hard work ethic to his profession where his work was highly regarded within the industry.
He retired to Deepwater. His home is on 40 acres where he could enjoy the outdoors he so loved. He was able to attend to his great love of hunting and fishing and the outdoors where he planted an orchard and attended his large garden (especially tomatoes, turnips, radishes, corn and beans). He loved those veggies, until his health restricted his activities.
He was, of late, unable to do much, which is itself a very heavy cross to bear for such a strong determined, and proud man.
He loved to take fishing trips to Canada and Alaska where he would share his catches of albacore and salmon with neighbors and family. He and the other gentlemen would can their catch themselves.
Carl was a very proud man, staunch, forthright, honest and independent, meticulous and a perfectionist, extremely intelligent and lots of common sense. He held high expectations for himself and expected the same from others. He presented a tough exterior, but to those able to see further found a friend. A true friend.
His family life may have at times floundered, but there was always great respect and love throughout the deep pains and troublesome times. The family seemed to understand that some men are not very good at expressing their love with words and actions, but it is nonetheless felt in the heart.....
Funeral services were held April 8, at the Clearmont United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Clearmont Cemetery.
Contributed on 12/21/19 by tpinman
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