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Interlachen lost a good friend and neighbor early Thursday morning. Carl Marking passed away at eighty three in his home with his family.

Carl and Mary moved to Interlachen after he retired from teaching in Guam. Welsh Park would not be what it is without him. Carl got a set of Playground plans and he and his buddy Al Goetz set out to replicate them at the Park, which now stands as the “Big Kids” slide. He then laid out the basketball court that is used by both young and old on a daily basis.

We will be placing a bronze plaque on the structure to memorialize these gentlemen’s contributions.

Still looking for things to do, Carl served on the Board of the Interlachen Water PUD as a water operator.

Services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on July 5th at ten a.m. for anyone wishing to attend.

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There’s another star in heaven tonight.