Carl Voorhies

Carl Voorhies, 94, of Gaines passed away March 8, 2012 at the Crestmont Nursing Care Center. Carl was born January 31, 1918. He graduated from Gaines High School in 1936 and enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. He served as a pilot of B-29’s and flew more than 30 missions over Japan during his military career.

Carl married Kathryn (Leedle) Voorhies in 1938 and sold real estate, specializing in business and bars, all over the state of Michigan. They eventually settled on their current farm on Baldwin Road, where they raised and trained horses for harness racing.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn and sister Eileen Leneschmidt. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings Ruth Fink, Olive Judson, Zola Gilbert and Donald Voorhies.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Donald Voorhies Scholarship Fund.