Carl M. Towne, 75, passed away March 13, 2013.

Carl M. Towne, 75, passed away March 13, 2013.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 5701 E. Mt. Vernon, Wichita.

He was born April 13, 1937 to Earl and Bertha (McCrary) Towne in Nettleton, Mo. Carl retired as an electrical contractor, and was a member of the IBEW for over 50 years. He was an instructor in the WJATC Electrical Apprenticeship Program for 12 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Melissa Schild.

Carl is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Charlene; children, Greg (Vicki) Towne, Tim (Ruth) Towne, Daryl Towne, and Melinda (Eric) Craft; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

A memorial has been established with the Wichita Electrical Memorial Fund, 810 W. 13th St. N., Wichita, KS 67203.