BIG RAPIDS — Carl M. “Carly” Schuberg, 83, longtime Big Rapids businessman, entrepreneur, civic leader and community philanthropist, passed away Friday evening, December 30, 2011.
He was born April 20, 1928 in Wyoming Michigan, the son of Carl A. and Alice M. (Stephenson) Schuberg. They moved to Big Rapids soon thereafter. Carly grew up in Colfax Township in the area they called Springfield. He joined the National Guard at age 16 and soon afterwards was sent to Detroit to help monitor the race riots in 1943. He quit high school at 17 and enlisted in the Marine Corp becoming a member of “K” Company, 3rd. Batallion.Carly and saw active duty during World War II in the Philippines as a Machine Gunner. Following the war, he proudly joined the American Drum and Bugle Corp in Big Rapids with his uncle, Ezra Stephenson.