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Roger Erwin Carlo (78) of Raytown, MO formerly of Ottumwa, IA died at 4:23 am, February 5, 2022 at Lee’s Summit Medical Hospital, Lee’s Summit, MO.
He was born September 13, 1943, in Wapello County, IA to Charles and Carolyn (Black) Carlo. He was number seven of eleven children. As a child he attended a one room schoolhouse in Ash Grove where 1/2 of the class was family. Roger graduated from Eddyville High School in 1961. He married Bonnie Lou Lunsford in Ottumwa, IA on November 3, 1961, at the Church of Christ.
Roger had many jobs. He worked at Barker’s, Al-Jon and with Lunsford Brother’s Auctions. Roger and Bonnie owned and operated Carlo’s Bargain Center. With his brother, Fred Carlo, he owned and managed Carlo Construction – remodeling and building residential homes in Ottumwa. In the early 1980’s he became Pastor of Faith in Jesus Fellowship in Ottumwa. In the 1990’s, Roger and Bonnie owned and operated Acorn Corner in Ottumwa, IA. He retired and moved to Raytown, MO.
Surviving are two daughters: Cyndy (Jeff) Dudley of Raytown, MO, Angie Carlo of Raytown, MO. One son: Nat (Amy) Carlo of Raytown, MO. 2 Grandchildren: Sterling and Stella of Raytown, MO. 3 sisters: Carolee Ruby of Ottumwa, IA, Rosalee (Don) Lunsford of Ottumwa, IA. and Jerrilee Nelson of Des Moines, IA. 5 brothers: Gail (Jacki) Carlo of Fairfield Bay, AR, Clark (Judy) Carlo of Cabool, MO, Phillip (Carol) Carlo of Greer, SC, Adrian Carlo of Des Moines, IA and Fred (Delores) Carlo of Ottumwa, IA. One sister-in-law; Aldonna Carlo of Norwalk, Iowa.
Preceded in death by his wife: Bonnie (Lunsford) Carlo of Raytown, MO. Parents: Charles Carlo of Ottumwa, IA and Carolyn Carlo of Ottumwa, IA. 2 brothers: Merrill Carlo of Ottumwa, IA, James Carlo of Norwalk, IA. Sister-in-laws: Mabel Evalee Westoff of Bloomfield, IA. Velda Lunsford of Farmington, IA. Brother-in-laws: Lawrence Westoff of Bloomfield, IA, Darrell Lunsford of Ottumwa, IA, James Lunsford of Bonaparte, IA, Challace Lunsford of Birmingham, IA, Ronald Lunsford of Ottumwa, IA.
Throughout his years as a pastor, he was an encouragement and mentor to many, including many family members. After ministering as a pastor at Faith in Jesus Fellowship, Roger and Bonnie attended the Southside Evangelistic Foursquare Church in Ottumwa, IA.
Roger was an active member of Christ Triumphant Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. He was part of the Hospitality team serving food and baking pies and cookies for conferences and various church functions. He was actively involved in prayer groups, connection groups and his men’s bible study. He loved Jesus and loved to make him known.
His hobbies include reading/studying God’s word, listening to music, writing poetry and songs. He enjoyed fishing, walking and photography. He also loved playing volleyball, ping-pong and bowling. He was a member of the Raytown Senior Bowling League. He received much joy from baking for others and spending lots of time with his grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, February 13th at Christ Triumphant Church in Lee’s Summit, MO with Pastor Jonathan Agrimson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family through Christ Triumphant Church, PO Box 2282 Lees Summit, MO 64063.