CHAPARRAL, N.M. — Carl Rehkopf, 61, passed away October 16, 2011 after a brief illness. He was born in Reed City on Nov. 26, 1949 to William and Evelyn (Schoenborn) Rehkopf.

He graduated in 1968 from Reed City High School. He married Doris Clark and moved to Aurora, Colo. He worked as a mechanic upon moving to Texas and a semi owner-operator in Chaparral.

Surviving are his wife, Lori (Anderson) Rehkopf; daughters, Christina Adkins (Shorty McClure) of Belton, Mo.,  Candita Rehkopf (Larry Barela) of Denver, and Cookie Rehkoph (Jeff Dussinger) of Fogelsville, Pa.; mother Evelyn of Caparral, N.M.; sister Carolyn Saddoris of Chaparral; brother Larry Rehkopf of Reed City; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father, William of Chaparall, N.M.,  and sister Linda Halladay of Lake City.

Cremation has taken place and the remains were returned to the family.