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Carl Jonathan Wassink

Nov 17, 1932 - Jan 11, 2024


Carl Wassink was born on November 17, 1932 and passed away on January 11, 2024 at the age of 91, surrounded by family. Carl was raised in rural Sheboygan Falls, WI where he met his wife, Carol Ten Pas and was married on June 14, 1958 at the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove. During his working years, he worked as a Research Chemist for Commercial Solvents Corporation and International Minerals Corporation for 30 years until his retirement. Carl was in the Terre Haute Exchange Club and a sponsor for the Gibault School and for international students at Indiana State University. He was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church where he was an elder, treasurer, sang in the choir and was in the church softball league. Carl also enjoyed woodworking and Nantucket basket weaving.
Carl is survived by his children, Gregory (Debbie) Wassink of Bolingbrook, IL, Lori (John) Evanich of Griffith, IN and Jennifer (Kraig) Baker of Danville, IN; grandchildren, Stephen Wassink, Rachel Wassink, Brittany (Joe) Zajac, Jacob (Lissan) Evanich, Ali (David) Amstutz, Kameron (Lauren) Baker and Claire Baker; great-grandchildren, Audrey Amstutz and Levi Evanich and siblings, Marilyn Hanson and Julian (Diane) Wassink. He is preceded in death by his wife, Carol Wassink and parents, Harvey and Bernice Wassink.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan from 10:00 a.m. until a time of remembrance at 12:00 p.m. Memorials to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Carl’s name are appreciated.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Saturday Feb 24, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Time of Remembrance

Date: Saturday Feb 24, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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John Wiedenman

Carl and Carol were wonderful long-time friends. It is sad to learn of his passing, but I am sure he is now in a happy place. My sympathy goes out to all the family.

yvonne alberta ver hoef

Carl and my husband Ed were best buds at Central College. I have many fond memories of Carl and precious Carol. What a blessing it is to have known such a gentle and loving couple, a true reflection of the Lord Jesus.

Lorna Brett

I was very fond of Carl. A gentle man who was very kind to me. I knew Carl through Unity Presbyterian Church. I sat next to him frequently. May he now enjoy the treasures in Heaven God has in store for him.

George and Cathy Azar

We were saddened to hear of Carl’s passing. He was such a gentle soul and is undoubtedly resting in the arms of the angels and joyful to be reunited with Carol. We have such fond memories of our days on South Center Street. What a blessing to have such wonderful neighbors❤️

Kameron Baker

Carl was my grandfather. He always loved visiting his grandkids, myself included. He used to hand-craft gifts for us like wooden toy cars, rocking horses, and even a bookcase. I was his roommate one summer in 2016, when I had an internship near Paris, IL and needed a place to stay nearby. We spent a lot of time together for those 3 months and I’ll cherish the conversations and advice he gave me.

Ray & Barb Stoffer

Carl was our boss at Commercial Solvents/Pitman Moore and a good boss.