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Michael "Mike" Carlin

October 4, 1941 March 28, 2018
Michael "Mike" Carlin
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Obituary for Michael "Mike" Carlin

Michael Paul Carlin, age 76 of New Hampton, Iowa died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his home surrounded by his wife and children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Rev. Brian Dellaert, Msgr, Carl Schmitt, Rev. Dan Knipper and Rev. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Michelle Lau will be the pianist with Terry Schwickerath and Jim Roths, cantors. Lectors for the service will be Pat Johnson, Chuck Carlin and Tim Sailstad. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Abby Carlin, Megan Sailstad, Wade Carlin, Sydney Carlin and Olivia Carlin.

Internment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Hampton with Karl Fliris, Gary Johnson, Merle Schwickerath, Dan Carlin, John Carlin, Nathan Carlin, Ryan Carlin and Jonathan Sailstad serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Mike's "500 Marathon Card Club" and "Bridge Marathon Card Club".

Friends may greet the family from 3 - 8 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home located at 101 W. MAIN STREET in New Hampton, where there will be a 2:45 p.m. Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. Scripture Service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Mike's family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his name.

Michael “Mike” Paul Carlin was born October 4, 1941, in New Hampton, to Leonard and Regina “Betty” (Day) Carlin. Mike attended the Country School near Reilly Ridge, graduated from New Hampton High School, Loras College, and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Mike was united in marriage to Dorothy Schwickerath on November 21, 1964, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington.

Mike touched so many lives through his decades of service in the New Hampton community. He taught middle school English at the New Hampton Community Schools for 35 years during which he directed 35 musicals. He will undoubtedly be checking our grammar from above! Mike served as President of the Music Boosters and President of the St. Joseph’s School Board. He started and, for more than 30 years, directed the St. Joseph’s Church choir. For the past 10 years he was a board member at the CEC. Mike did part-time bookkeeping for Harvestall, and prepared taxes for generations of friends and family.

Mike enjoyed being with others as much as they enjoyed being with him. He loved card clubs with friends, gatherings at the country club, trips to the casino, and bus excursions. He was a true patriarch devoted to and cherished by his family. He was so proud of his grandchildren and made it a priority to attend as many of their games, concerts, and special events as possible.

Michael remains cherished by his beloved wife of 53 years Dorothy; loving children Michele (Timothy) Sailstad of Duluth, MN, Denise Carlin of Santa Monica, CA, David (Pam) Carlin of Huxley, IA, and Steven (Traci) of Minnetrista, MN; treasured grandchildren Nathan, Abby, Jonathan, Miranda, Megan, Ryan, Wade, Sydney, and Olivia; siblings Charles (Phyllis), Patricia (Gary) Johnson, Kathleen Millington-Drake, and Daniel; sister-in-law Kathleen Sullivan, and two brothers-in-law, Donnie (Donna) Schwickerath, Merle (Karen) Schwickerath; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Genevieve and Theresa; sister-in-law Marianne Mashek and brothers-in-law Francis Schwickerath, Don Mashek, and Don Sullivan.


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