of Chelsea, Michigan, age 86, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at his home. He was born April 19, 1927 in Lodi Township, the son of Herbert F. and Frieda M (Hirth) Pfitzenmaier.
Carl  was a Charter Member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. A veterinarian, he worked with U.S.D.A. for 32 years. Carl also worked on his Uncle’s dairy farm for 8 years. He was a member of Chelsea Senior Citizens and enjoyed line dancing.

He married Dorothy Joan Sackett in Plymouth, MI  on September 5, 1959 and she preceded him in death on September 29, 2008. Other survivors include  a daughter, Carla Dawn (Bronson) Ellis of Clinton; a son, Clark Carlton (Kelley) Pfitzenmaier of Manchester; three grandchildren, Christin, Katelynn, and Kayla Pfitzenmaier; a brother, Allan F. (Francine) Pfitzenmaier of Farmington Hills; a niece, Julie Pfitzenmaier - Cotant; and nephews, Eric Pfitzenmaier, and Mark Pfitzenmaier. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 20, 11 am at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Pastor Brad Gee, of Hope Lutheran Church, officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery in Chelsea.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 10-11 am.  Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI  48103.