Ershel Carlile, 78, of Rochester, passed away at 7:05 PM on Monday, August 29, 2022 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Mishawaka.
On April 6, 1944 Arthur Ershel was born in Kentucky and was adopted by Herb and Setta Fields Carlile. Fulton County was home for most of his life. After high school, Ershel answered the call of patriotism and joined the US Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1967.
Ershel and Marie “Micky” Catherine Sturgeon Harrold were married on October 8, 1970 in the First Christian Church of Rochester. They shared 50 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, she passed away on December 3, 2020.
Many will remember Ershel at The Barbershop of Akron for his grooming, using a comb and razor. He also worked as a forklift driver at R.R. Donnelly of Warsaw.
As lifetime members of the Manitou Moose Family Lodge, the Carliles enjoyed their reserved seating while gaming. Over the years they also loved to dance. Ershel and Micky often went “junking” and found treasures at the local garage sales.
Left to cherish Ershel's memory are two daughters: Mary Mills and husband Mike of Talma, Sherri Brock and husband Marty of Plymouth; son Gary Harrold of Kewanna; nine grandchildren: Ashlee Harper and fiancé Burnie Hayes, Mellisha Rensberger and husband Alan, Eljah Harper, Matthew Harrold, Leslie Einspahar, Brittany Thompson and husband Chayse, Haley Markley, Jory Harrold, Electa Witham; 12 great grandchildren: Rhemi Shaye Thompson, Ielliana Luse, Kamdin Harrold, Kayleigh Einspahar, Madison and Reese Rensberger, Kain Pattison, Makinzee Jordan, Warren Harper, Olliveia Messersmith, Whyatt Hayes, Izaiah Harper, and Stryker Harper; two sisters Barbara Meyer of Midland, MI, Phyllis Hall and husband Bill of Casa Grande, AZ; a niece and three nephews.
Preceding Ershel in death are his parents, wife, two sons Larry Harrold, Terry Harrold and daughter-in-law Janie Ann Harrold.
Private family services will be held. Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Air Force Honors Team. Interment will be in the Fulton Cemetery. The Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.