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Service Details

Visitation:

Monday, April 17, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
10:30 am
Sunshine Open Bible Church
2130 Easton Blvd
Des Moines

Disposition:

Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Carl Lee Loft

Ankeny

Carl Lee Loft
Ankeny

Jesus and Carl walked together for many years when on one of their walks, Jesus asked Carl to come to His house for a while. There he was greeted by his loving dogs, Angel, Hobo, Dixie and Chewy who had gone on before him. Also there to greet him were his parents, Curtis and Delores, other family members and friends who had gone on before.

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Carl went home to be with Jesus, whom he counted as his closest and dearest friend all during his life. He also got his fondest wish granted that day when he was able to tell his Heavenly Father face to face, “Thanks for not giving up on me!”

Carl and Janice have been members of Sunshine Open Bible Church since 2009. He was an incredibly talented musician and was on many worship teams where he enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica. There really wasn’t an instrument Carl didn’t play! He had such a zest for life and truly lived each and everyday to its fullest. Carl lived to find a way to somehow impact others around him either it be a look or phrase he knew he could always get a smile out of anyone.

Carl “Arkansas Traveler”, age 64, was born July 8, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri to Curtis and Delores (Holt) Loft. He is survived by his wife, Janice, children, Steven (Ruth) Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Melissa Stender, Annie Johnson and Heather Loft, grandchildren, Andraya Stender (Tyler Snavely), Andrew Stender, Aaric (Julia) Stender, Bryttany Dove, Joe Brown, James (Katie) Brown, Josh Brown, Daniel Johnson, and Kayla Wearmouth; great-grandchildren, Quinn Rose Stender, Rowan Stender, and Ash Stender.

There will be a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at Sunshine Open Bible Church, 2130 Easton Blvd, Des Moines at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Carl.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

In Carl’s words: “Elvis has left the building”