Carl Edward Looman

Carl Looman, age 104, of Excelsior Springs Mo., passed away on November 18, 2019 at Excelsior Springs Nursing & Rehab.

Carl was born August 2, 1915 in Kansas City, Kans., to John W. Looman and Florence Looman. He worked as a truck driver for American Can Company in North Kansas City until his retirement in 1975. After retirement he had several different jobs which were driving a school bus for the Excelsior Springs School District, a carrier for the Town and Country Leader and delivering flowers for Bob’s IGA.

Carl has been a faithful member of the North Brighton Church of Christ in Kansas City since April 1985. He also enjoyed working with the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce during Waterfest and was a very active member of the Optimist Club of Excelsior Springs since November 1, 1989. During his years as a member he was voted as Optimist of the Year 3 times.

Carl married Eileen Mildred Beear on July 26, 1936 in Kansas City, Mo. He had two children, Patricia Ann Jones and Donald Edward Looman.

He was proceeded in death by his wife of 81 years, Eileen Mildred Looman; son, Donald Edward Looman; mother, Florence Crawford; father, John Looman; sisters, Sylvia Ince, Beatrice Roth, Lela Roth; brothers, Cecil Looman and Ace Looman.

Carl leaves behind his daughter, Patricia Ann (Joe) Jones of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Doris Looman of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Debbie Jones of Kansas City, Mo., Peggy (Lonnie) Shirey of Little Elm, Texas, Wanda Rowe (Jeff) of Kearney, Mo., Daniel W. (Cheryl) Jones of Highland Village, Texas, Angela (Brent) Klusman of Olathe, Kans., Wendy (Larry) Gann of Independence, Mo., Sarah-Ann (David) Rader of Independence, Mo., and Eddie (Maria) Looman of Smithville, Mo.; 18 great grandchildren; 27 great-great grandchildren; a cousin, Barney (Karen) Hatfield of Kearney, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation and Funeral Service is Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs Mo. Visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., with funeral service immediately following. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Gladstone, Mo