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Carl Tianen

Carl Tianen

Name: Carl Tianen

Age: 90

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Funeral Date: February 07, 2019

Date of Birth: November 25, 1928

Date of Passing: February 05, 2019

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The family would like to thank the Medical Care Facility for the excellent care Carl received while there, especially the nurses, CNA’s and the staff at Compassus Hospice as well as Pastor Kenneth Lueke for all his prayers, visits and words of comfort. Services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe. Officiating will be Rev. Kenneth Lueke. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9 am until the service time at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Our Savior Lutheran Church. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to

Family of the Deceased

Carl is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris (Mayhew) Tianen of Bad Axe. One son – Carl (Susan) Tianen of White Lake. One daughter – Donna (Jerry) Rochefort of Port Austin. Five grandchildren – Jennifer McQuillan, Jamie (Mike) Lieberman, Melissa (Joshua) Herman, Jill (Jeff) Miller, Jeff (Tina) Rochefort. Nine Great-grandchildren – Emily McQuillan, Cerina and Alexandria Lieberman, Haley and Jack Miller, Ethan and Jacob Herman, Joel and Georgia Rochefort. Carl was preceded in death by his brother Jack and his wife Susie Tianen.


Carl was born on November 25, 1928 in Detroit, son of the late John and Selina (Friskey) Tianen. He married Doris (Mayhew) on January 13, 1951 at the Presbyterian Manse in Bad Axe. Carl was the manager of the meat department and butcher at Farmer Jack. He retired from there in 1991. Carl enjoyed woodworking, animals, sports and helping his son-in-law Jerry on the farm. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

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